IRAN's Noor - can we find it?

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards ‘successfully launch military satellite’

425 kilometers (264 miles) above the Earth’s surface. == Like ISS, 90 minutes?

–Konrad, WA4OSH


yep with passive radar like Grave radar in France can be easy :slight_smile:

It has been detected yesterday very soon after the launch. See here.

Or add catalogue number 45529 (and 45530) to gpredict :slight_smile:

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Yup. Here it is…

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since 48 hours at norad they must have loved playing with their gadgets :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

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I did not really check Scott’s results but: the decoded packets seem to match PAINANI-1, see the source and destination “from SPACE to EARTH”. Someone else also mentioned that in this twitter thread, @W2RTV, iirc.

Someone needs to check against that.

Please open an issue in

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Not sure what you mean by ‘check against’ here. The signal on 401.5 MHz very clearly tracks the expected doppler from object 45529.

The conclusion so far is that the sat builders just used an off-the-shelf radio, and left it in its default configuration.

After request at the satellite was added and two transmitters have been added too. As the transmitters were based on unofficial sources please check them and suggest any changes.


Indeed also a possibility.
It would be interesting to get some of those raw-frames for digging around :wink:


Got a successful observation. Pretty solid signal too!