Iran to put ‘Payam’ satellite into orbit in coming days

MNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that an Iranian-made satellite named ‘Payam’ will be put into orbit at 600 kilometers altitude above Earth in the near future.

Rouhani made the announcement while addressing a group of people in Golestan province during his provincial visit on Monday.

He said homegrown ‘Payam’ satellite will be put into orbit at an altitude of 600 kilometers above Earth on a satellite-carrier rocket in the coming days. Rouhani added that the two are made by Iranian scientists at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT).

The president explained that Payam is Iran’s first operational satellite with a mission to send daily information about the country’s climate and agricultural lands.

He added that the satellite would pass over Iran’s airspace six times a day.