Iran launches Simorgh satellite carrier from Imam Khomeini Space Center

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TEHRAN, Jul. 28 (MNA) – Iran opened its first rocket launch site on Thursday with launching Simorgh carrier which took Tolou satellite to the orbit.

The National Imam Khomeini Space Center, the first rocket launch site of Iran with fixed launch pad, opened on Thursday with launching its domestically-manufactured Simorgh carrier, mission of which is to put Iranian satellite Tolou into the orbit. The Imam Khomeini Complex is capable of all operations related to satellite carriers, including preparation, launch, control and steering.

The complex is reported to enjoy the latest technology of the world meeting the newest international standards of the field. The site has been designed and built by the experts of the defense ministry.

The finalized edition of the center will meet all the needs of Iran in operations at Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

Simorgh carrier is designed to take satellites with the maximum weight of 250 kilograms into an orbit of 500 kilometers above the Earth’s surface.

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