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An Iranian-made satellite named ‘Payam’ put into orbit at 600 kilometers altitude above Earth.

The homegrown ‘Payam’ satellite is made by Iranian scientists at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT).

Payam is Iran’s first operational satellite with a mission to send daily information about the country's climate and agricultural lands.

The satellite would pass over Iran’s airspace six times a day.

The image resolution of the Payam Satellite is 45 meters and can stay in orbit for three years.

Iran launched its first locally-built satellite, Omid (Hope), in 2009. The country also sent its first bio-capsule containing living creatures into space in February 2010, using Kavoshgar (Explorer)-3 carrier.

In February 2015, Iran placed its domestically-made Fajr (Dawn) satellite into orbit, which is capable of taking and transmitting high-quality and accurate pictures to stations on Earth.

Iran rejects claims that its launches violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that enshrines the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, including the US.

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