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Noor 1

Noor [IRGC]

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.

Nation: Iran
Type / Application: Military
Operator: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 426 km × 444 km, 59.8
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Noor 1 2020-024A 22.04.2020 Shr LC-1 Qased