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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:04 - 25 August 2013
Tehran, YJC. Sharif University has finished the construction of Sharifsat and the satellite is in line to be launched.

Reza Rousta Azad, Dean of Sharif University, said in an interview with Fars news agency in regard to the time for launching Sharifsat "The satellite was completed a few months ago and is in line to be launched.”


"We seize the occasion and, as the satellite waits its turn to be launched, we take actions in enhancing it,” he added.

Dean of Sharif University maintained that the construction of the satellite had ended in the spring and that deciding the time for its launch will lie on the Space Agency of Iran.

Rousta Azad further said that Sharifsat is going to be launched with the Iranian satellite Safir1. He added "The satellite will be placed at 500 km height from the earth with the mission to take and send color pictures to earth.”

Providing comments on the specifications of the satellite he said "The student-made Sharifsat weighs less than 50 kg. For its design and construction painstaking scientific and research activities were carried out by more than 100 students, alumni, and faculty members of Sharif University.”

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