Launch News Iranian satellite launch: Safir launch with Fajr, February 2, 2015

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Orbital parameters:

Orbital parameters:

NORAD ID: 40387
Int'l Code: 2015-006A

2 Feb:
Perigee: 231.2 km
Apogee: 476.7 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 91.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 6724 km

5 Feb:
Perigee: 229.6 km
Apogee: 463.2 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 91.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 6717 km

6 Feb:
Perigee: 228.8 km
Apogee: 447.3 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 91.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 6709 km

7 Feb:
Perigee: 227.9 km
Apogee: 440.4 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 91.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 6705 km

10 Feb
Perigee: 225.7 km
Apogee: 422.2 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 90.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 6694 km

11 feb
Perigee: 224.5 km
Apogee: 410.2 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 90.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 6688 km

13 feb
Perigee: 222.9 km
Apogee: 397.6 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 90.6 minutes
Semi major axis: 6681 km

15 feb
Perigee: 221.4 km
Apogee: 385.2 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 90.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 6674 km

16 feb
Perigee: 219.0 km
Apogee: 368.0 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 90.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 6664 km

17 feb
Perigee: 218.0 km
Apogee: 363.9 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 90.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 6661 km

18 feb
Perigee: 207.9 km
Apogee: 340.6 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 90.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 6652 km

19 feb
Perigee: 204.3 km
Apogee: 326.7 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 89.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 6643 km

20 feb
Perigee: 202.1 km
Apogee: 315.1 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 89.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 6636 km

21 feb
Perigee: 198.5 km
Apogee: 301.6 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 89.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 6628 km

22 feb
Perigee: 195.6 km
Apogee: 285.4 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 89.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 6618 km

23 feb
Perigee: 188.6 km
Apogee: 268.3 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 89.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 6606 km

24 feb
Perigee: 178.6 km
Apogee: 242.8 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 88.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 6588 km

25 feb morning
Perigee: 168.1 km
Apogee: 218.7 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 88.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 6571 km

25 feb evening
Perigee: 151.0 km
Apogee: 182.3 km
Inclination: 55.5 °
Period: 87.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 6544 km

Decay date: 2015-02-26:(

It was supposed to test orbital manoeuvres with its cold gas thrusters. However, it seems that ISA failed to properly raise its perigee...

Type: Safir 1B R/B
Int’l Designation: 2015-006B
Reentry Prediction
Predicted Reentry Time: 07 MAR 2015 20:27 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 07 Mar 2015 06:57:54.720 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:
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