Tehran, Iran: Iran received the first images and data sent by the country’s second domestically-made earth-observation satellite, ‘Rasad’. It was launched on June 15, 2011.
“We have received the first satellite images and telemetric data from Rasad this morning,” President of Malek Ashtar University affiliated to Iran’s defence ministry Reza Mozaffarinia said. Mozaffarinia added that the data received from the satellite indicate that all systems of Rasad are working even better than what has been predicted before.
Rasad which weighs 15.3 kilograms and was designed to be launched into the 260 kilometre orbit of the earth rotates around the earth 15 times in 24 hours.