US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — General John Raymond – the commander of the US Space Forces – believes that the first Iranian military satellite is a webcam tumbling in space. She cannot provide intelligence, the general is sure. He expressed his opinion on the Twitter page. He added the spaceishard hashtag “space is not easy.”
@US_SpaceCom continues to track 2 objects @PeteAFB’s @18SPCS associated w/#space launch from Iran, characterizing NOUR 01(#SATCAT 45529) as 3U Cubesat. Iran states it has imaging capabilities—actually, it’s a tumbling webcam in space; unlikely providing intel. #spaceishard
— Gen. Jay Raymond (@SpaceForceCSO) April 25, 2020
On April 22, the Iranian satellite Nur-1 (Light-1) was launched into orbit by the Quesed launcher (Messenger). The Pentagon estimated the size of the device at 10 by 10 by 30 centimeters.
The signal from the Iranian satellite , located at an altitude of 425 kilometers, is unstable.
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