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Zafar 1, 2

Zafar [Farsnews]

Zafar are iranian microsatellites with the mission to take high resolution wall maps and aerial photos of locations around the globe. A ground resolution of 22.5 m (other sources 80 m) has been reported.

The satellite is reportedly equipped with color cameras for surveying oil reserves, mines, jungles and natural disasters.

Two satellites of this type have been built. They are planned to orbit the earth at an altitude of 530 kilometers. The first one was launched on 9 February 2020, but failled to attain orbital velocity. The second satellite is to be launched in June 2020.

Nation: Iran
Type / Application: Earth observation
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Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 113 kg
Orbit: 530 km
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Zafar 1 2020-F01 09.02.2020 Sem LP-2 Simorgh
Zafar 2 - 202x Sem LP-2 Simorgh

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