Al-Alam News Channel interviewed the Deputy of the Space Program about the Iranian scientists who successfully launched a home-made satellite into space last Monday.

 “We are capable of sending other countries’ satellites into space by means of Safir-1B Launch vehicle”, Hamid Fazeli said on Sunday in his interview with Alalam News Channel in “Men Tehran” program (From Tehran).

Fajr is the fourth Iranian-made satellite put into orbit aboard Safir Launch vehicle. Iran is 1 of 9 countries in the world that possesses the ability to launch a satellite into orbit.

FAJR is the fourth home-made satellite produced by Iran; it has a GPS navigation system that was put into orbit aboard the Safir launch vehicle.

Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1958.

The Safir-1B is the second generation of Safir SLV and can carry a satellite weighing 60 kilograms into an elliptical orbit of 300 to 450 kilometers. The thrust of the Safir-1B rocket engine has been increased from 32 to 37 tons.

Safir is Iran’s first Expendable Launch Vehicle capable of placing light-weight satellites into orbit around Earth. The Safir launcher was modified from the Kavoshgar-1 sounding rocket which itself used heritage from the Shahab-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile.

Safir is a two-stage rocket standing around 22 meters tall with diameter of 1.35 meters and a launch mass between 25 and 28 metric tons.

Al-Alam

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