Iran's safir launch vehicle (NIAS Report R1-2009)

Nagappa, Rajaram and Chandrashekar, S and Sundaresan, Lalitha (2009) Iran's safir launch vehicle (NIAS Report R1-2009). Report. NIAS, Bangalore.

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Abstract: Iran joined a select group of nations having indigenous satellite launch capability, when it orbited its Omid satellite on the night of February 02, 2009 on board its indigenously developed launch vehicle Safir 2. The event was widely covered in the media and images and video footage of the launch have been posted on the internet. According to the media information Safir is a two stage launch vehicle and Omid is a 27 kg ‘store and forward’ communication satellite with a life of 2 to 3 months. The satellite is placed in 248 x 378 km and orbits the earth 15 times a day.
Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Subjects: NIAS Resources > NIAS Reports
International Strategic and Security Studies Programme > Security Studies
Divisions: Schools > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 10:02
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/347

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