Iran achieved yet another milestone in its space exploration endeavors as it successfully launched its self-made satellite, Soraya, into low-Earth orbit. The satellite, developed by the Iranian Space Agency, was propelled into space using the Qaem-100 rocket. This remarkable achievement was accomplished by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Air and Space Force.
Soraya, weighing approximately 50 kilograms, was deployed 750 kilometers above the Earth’s surface in a mere 11 minutes. The satellite’s launch solidifies Iran’s position as an emerging space power, capable of independently developing and deploying advanced space technology.
The Qaem-100 rocket, a three-stage solid fuel launch satellite, was designed and manufactured by the IRGC Aerospace Forces. Its successful implementation in launching Soraya further highlights Iran’s considerable advancements in aerospace technology.
This recent launch marks Iran’s continuous effort to expand its capabilities in space exploration and research. In April 2020, the IRGC successfully deployed Iran’s first military satellite, NoorI, followed by Noor-II in March 2022. Both satellites were placed into orbit using the Qassed launch vehicle, also developed by Iran’s IRGC Aerospace Forces.
These achievements demonstrate Iran’s commitment to advancing its space technology and expanding its presence in the space domain. With every successful satellite launch, Iran showcases its determination to strengthen its space capabilities and foster scientific research and innovation.
By independently developing satellites and their launch vehicles, Iran aims to enhance national security, harness the potential of advanced space technologies, and contribute to the global scientific community. The successful deployment of Soraya into orbit highlights Iran’s growing expertise and ambition in the field of space exploration, setting the stage for further advancements in the years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is the latest achievement in Iran’s space exploration endeavors?
Iran recently launched its self-made satellite, Soraya, into low-Earth orbit.
2. Who developed and deployed the satellite?
The satellite was developed by the Iranian Space Agency and was propelled into space using the Qaem-100 rocket by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Air and Space Force.
3. What is the weight and altitude of the Soraya satellite?
Soraya weighs approximately 50 kilograms and was deployed 750 kilometers above the Earth’s surface.
4. How long did it take for Soraya to be deployed into orbit?
The satellite was deployed into orbit in just 11 minutes.
5. What does this launch signify for Iran?
The successful launch of Soraya highlights Iran’s position as an emerging space power capable of independently developing and deploying advanced space technology.
6. Who designed and manufactured the Qaem-100 rocket?
The IRGC Aerospace Forces designed and manufactured the Qaem-100 rocket.
7. What other space achievements has Iran accomplished?
In the past, Iran successfully deployed its first military satellite, Noor-I, in April 2020, followed by Noor-II in March 2022. Both satellites were placed into orbit using the Qassed launch vehicle, developed by Iran’s IRGC Aerospace Forces.
1. IRGC: Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, a branch of Iran’s Armed Forces.
2. Qaem-100 rocket: A three-stage solid fuel launch satellite developed by the IRGC Aerospace Forces.
3. Aerospace technology: Technology related to the design, development, and manufacturing of aircraft, rockets, and spacecraft.