Noor 1 (also transliterated Nour 1) is the first indigenous Iranian military satellite, operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). No details are known.
The satellite is built to the 6U CubeSat form factor. According to an interview with the IRGC Air Force Space Commander, the satellite has an imaging mission.
Noor was launched on 22 April 2020 on the maiden flight of the Qased launch vehicle. Further Noor satellites are planned for the near future.
|Type / Application:||Military|
|Operator:||Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||426 km × 444 km, 59.8° (#1); 495 km × 513 km, 58.3° (#2)|
|Noor 1||2020-024A||22.04.2020||Shr LC-1||Qased|
|Noor 2||2022-024A||08.03.2022||Shr LC-1||Qased|