Above: ARI displayed full-scale mockup of Iran's manned space capsule
In a 17FEB15 ceremony to mark Space Technology Day in Tehran, Iran unveiled a mockup prototype of its first domestically manufactured space capsule intended at putting an Iranian astronaut into earth orbit.
The space capsule mockup, built to 1:1 scale, was put on display in an exhibition on achievements of Iran's latest space technologies.
According to Iranian aerospace officials, the spacecraft is planned for launch sometime during the next Iranian year, which starts on 21MAR15. [source: Tasnim News Agency]
Astronautics Research Institute (ARI) displayed full-scale mockup of manned space capsule
Astronaut mannequin fitted inside ARI displayed manned space capsule mockup
Also, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced the first 10-year development plant of Iran's space program’s has reached the end of its testing stage, with the second 10-year (development) plan commencing to implement more applied usages of space technology. [click HERE]
ARI displayed manned space capsule mockup flanked by what appear to be previously launched Kavoshgar return capsules.
Scale models of Kavoshgar ("Explorer") rockets, the eighth to right depicting Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh
Scale model of a Kavoshgar ("Explorer") rocket
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