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Omid [INSA]

Omid is the first Iranian built and launched satellite. It is a small technology satellite carrying an instrument to measure the space environment, and a GPS receiver modified for use in the unstabilized satellite.

A preannounced first attempt to launch a satellite on 17. August 2008 failed, when the second stage malfunctioned. The second attempt on 2. February 2009 was successful.

Nation: Iran
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Iran National Space Administration (INSA)
Contractors: Iran National Space Administration (INSA)
Power: Batteries
Lifetime: 50 days
Mass: 27 kg
Orbit: 245 km × 378 km, 55.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Omid ? 2008-F02 17.08.2008 Sem LP-1 F Safir-1
Omid 2009-004A 02.02.2009 Sem LP-1 Safir-1

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