Tehran (IP) - Iran's Minister of Information and Communications Technology announced that on Wednesday, the 12th space launch will take place, and the Pars 1 sensing and imaging satellite, which is an entirely home-made satellite, will be placed in the Sun-synchronous orbit.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking on the sidelines of the cabinet session, Eisa Zarepour said: The launch will happen from Russia using the Soyuz International Launcher, and the satellite will be operated by the specialists of the Iran Space Research Institute.

Pars 1 research satellite, manufactured by the specialists of the Iran Space Research Institute, will soon be placed in orbit at a height of 500 km from the earth's surface.

Iran has successfully launched three satellites using its carrier rocket developed by the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics.

The satellites were sent to a minimum orbit of 450km (280 miles) on January 24. One satellite weighing 32kg (71 pounds) and two nano-satellites of less than 10kg each were propelled using the Simorgh (Phoenix) satellite carrier rocket.

The nano-satellites, named Kayhan-2 and Hatef-1, will be used to test narrowband communication and geopositioning technology. The larger satellite, named Mahda and built by the Iranian Space Agency, will aim to test the accuracy of the Simorgh rocket in delivering multiple cargoes to space. The Simorgh rocket has had multiple failures in the past. 204

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