Iran Plans to Send Monkey into Space as Test for Manned Flights


Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli says the country plans to send a live monkey in space aboard the country’s domestically produced Kavoshgar 5 (Explorer 5) planet carrier.

“Kavoshgar 5 kg with a weight of 285 will blast into space with an animal (a monkey) in the next Iranian calendar month (starting on 23 July),” IRNA quoted the words Fazeli on Monday.

He further explained that Kavoshgar built 5 a structural similar to the Omid (Hope) satellite, Iran first domestically produced satellite, which has launched into orbit in 2009 to life.

The Omid satellite data processing is designed to orbit the Earth 15 times per day and the data transmitted over two frequency bands and eight antennas to an Iranian space station.

Fazeli also pointed out, provides that five monkeys, experiments are currently getting for launch. The monkeys take exercises “to resist physical and orbital pressure, acceleration, sound [boom], vibration and other elements in the lift-off.” To

The ISA head noted that certain changes were made in the subsystem of the Kavoshgar 5 rocket made and said it must use liquid fuel, since it has been modified to accelerate, more than its previous prototypes.

On 20 June, said the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran has obtained the technology to develop different satellites and will soon be huge satellites in circular orbits at an altitude of nearly 35,000 kilometers (21,748 miles) above Earth’s surface taken.

The space capsule designed to carry the living creatures was introduced in February by President Ahmadinejad.

In February, the Iranian chief Kavoshgar 4 (IE 4) and three other national satellite Fajr (Dawn), Rasad (observation), Amirkabir I, Zafar (Victory) and the Kavoshgar 4 (IE 4) reveals planet carrier.

On 17 March, Iran successfully its first domestically produced bio-capsule “preservation of life ‘through the production of oxygen by the use of dry ice in the space of four Kavoshgar satellite carrier.

Fazeli had earlier said that Kavoshgar first mission was designed to evaluate the performance of the Space Explorer, the systems and subsystems together with the launch ramp, lift mechanism and the bio-capsule.

Iran is one of 24 founding members of the United Nations’ Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was founded by in 1959.

Tehran also plans the nation’s first manned mission to space station 2019th

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