Omid Satellite entered the atmosphere

TEHRAN, May 2 (MNA) – The satellite Omid, or “hope” in Farsi, has probably entered the atmosphere around South America, Reza Taqipour, the head of the Iranian Aerospace Organization, said on Friday.

The satellite has accomplished its mission and it has entered the earth’s atmosphere as it lost its altitude, Taqipour told Mehr News Agency.

 

Some parts of the satellite have been corroded after touching the atmosphere like any other satellite, he added.

 

Omid was launched on February 2 after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave the order to proceed.

 

The satellite was designed to circle the earth 15 times during a 24-hour period and send reports to the space center in Iran. It had two frequency bands and eight antennas for transmitting data.

 

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