|Operator||Iranian Space Agency|
|Mission duration||3 weeks|
|Launch mass||15.3 kilograms (34 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 June 2011, 09:14UTC|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||6 July 2011|
|Perigee||233 kilometres (145 mi)|
|Apogee||271 kilometres (168 mi)|
|Epoch||22 June 2011|
Rasad-1 (Persian: رصد, meaning Observation) was an Iranian satellite which was launched in 2011. The third Iranian satellite, and the second to be launched successfully using an indigenous rocket, Rasad-1 was Iran's first imaging satellite. Launched aboard a Safir-B carrier rocket, it was successfully placed into a low Earth orbit at an altitude of 236 by 299 kilometres (147 by 186 mi), inclined at 55.7 degrees. It made approximately fifteen orbits per day.
Rasad-1 was launched on the maiden flight of the Safir-B rocket, designated Safir-B1, from a launch site in Semnan Province, Iran. The launch occurred at approximately 09:14 UTC on 15 June 2011 with the spacecraft reaching orbit several minutes later.
The satellite had a mass of 15.3 kilograms (34 lb) and returned images with a resolution of 150 metres (490 ft). It was equipped with solar panels to generate power. The satellite decayed from orbit three weeks after launch, on 6 July 2011.
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