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Navid, an Iranian earth observation satellite, was launched from Semnan on 03 February 2012. The microsatellite weighed 50 kg and was launched by a Safir rocket. Navid, also known as Navid-e Elm-o Sanat, carries a camera with the ability to photograph from low altitudes of about 250-375 km from Earth. It is intended for high-precision imagery of Earth and will collect weather data and monitor natural disasters. It is the largest and heaviest spacecraft orbited by Iran to date.

Alternate Names

  • 38075
  • Navid-e Elm-o Sanat

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-02-03
Launch Vehicle: Safir
Launch Site: Semnan, Iran
Mass: 50 kg

Funding Agency

  • Iranian Space Agency (Iran)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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