Keep track of the location of Iran's first domestically-launched satellite Omid (امید)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

In case you were wondering where Iran's recently-launched satellite is located, you can see it here. At the moment it's just northeast of South Africa and west of Madagascar, heading towards the northeast:

A few minutes after this screenshot its position is given as follows:

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 07:45:56 GMT

Latitude: -19.59°
Longitude: 42.89°
Right Ascension: 16h 52m 20s
Declination: -39° 24' 53''
Azimuth: 251.15°
Elevation: -47.17°
Altitude [km]: 382.96
Speed [km/s]: 7.4

Omid (امید) means hope, and you can also see the same word as ümit in Turkish.


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