The possibility of satellite monitoring of Iraqi dust with the help of Iranian satellite images – rahnam

According to the space and astronomy correspondent of rahnam News Agency, the country of Iraq in our neighborhood has been trying to participate in the space field for about 10 years, and relying on domestic power, along with cooperation with European countries, it is trying to build telecommunication, measurement, information and satellite satellites. security to reach the lower earth orbit (Leo).

The country of Iraq has so far succeeded in sending a satellite into space, and apart from this, it has not entered any of the fields of satellite construction, satellite carrier, space station, biospace, space observation, etc. Part of this is due to the conflicts and wars that have engulfed this country in the last few decades and have not allowed Iraqis to enter space despite their potential.

Iraq’s space activities are monitored under the Ministry of Communications of this country, and in 2014, the Iraqis tried to launch their first satellite, Tigris, in collaboration with the Italians. The Tigris satellite, built as a result of a joint Iraqi-Italian collaboration, was launched by the Russians and transmitted data about dust storms to ground stations in Baghdad and Rome, and was still operational as of 2019.

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Tigris satellite image of Iraq

The Iraqi Minister of Communications announced in 2020 that he is looking to establish a space agency in cooperation with France, as well as build and launch an intelligence and security satellite into space. At that time, he considered the purpose of building and launching satellites to be used in security, economic, agricultural, environmental and military fields, as well as providing information and security services.

They have also had space cooperation with Egypt, the results of which have not been determined yet.

In 1989, under the regime of Saddam Hussein, Iraq claimed to have launched a satellite, but a review of footage and images at the time showed that the launcher had exploded early in the launch and that there was no success.

Examining Iraq’s limited activities in the field of space shows that this country has a long way to go before becoming a space country and in this field it is completely dependent on foreign countries, although it is natural for a country to use the experience of other countries at the beginning of its activities This path, the successful experience of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of building satellites, satellite carriers, biological capsules and having more equipped satellite launch bases can be a great help for Iraq.

This cooperation, especially for monitoring shared water resources with neighboring countries and observing dust storms, can have many uses for Iraqis, because these two issues are one of Iraq’s fundamental challenges, and addressing them through Iran’s up-to-date and accurate satellite images is an easy way. and in the future, if Iraq enters the construction of various sensing and telecommunication satellites, Iran’s space bases will serve Iraq’s space launches easily and at the lowest price.

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