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 1 was launched on 22 April 2020 on the maiden flight of the Qased launch vehicle. Further Noor satellites are planned for the near future. The second satellite was launched on 8 March 2022 and the third on 27 September 2023.
|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|
|Noor 3||2023-150A||27.09.2023||Shr LC-1||Qased|