|Launch date||February 3, 2012
|Mission duration||2 months1|
|Orbital decay||1 April 2012|
|Apoapsis||375 kilometres (233 mi)|
|Periapsis||250 kilometres (160 mi)|
|Orbital period||90 minutes|
Navid (Persian: نوید) or Navid-e Elm-o San'at (Persian: نوید علم و صنعت, "Gospel of Science and Technology") was an experimental Iranian Earth observation satellite.2 The satellite carried a camera for taking higher-precision imagery of Earth and it was also be used to collect weather data and monitor natural disasters.3 It was developed by students at the Iran University of Science and Technology.4 The third satellite to be launched indigenously by Iran, it was placed into orbit by a new configuration of the Safir carrier rocket, featuring a larger second stage with 20% more thrust.5 The launch occurred at approximately 00:04 UTC on 3 February 2012.6 The satellite remained in orbit for two months, before reentering the atmosphere on 1 April 2012.7
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