The Iranian Space Endeavor

Ambitions and Reality

  • Parviz Tarikhi

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Parviz Tarikhi
    Pages 1-3
  3. Parviz Tarikhi
    Pages 135-155
  4. Parviz Tarikhi
    Pages 157-171
  5. Parviz Tarikhi
    Pages 209-226
  6. Parviz Tarikhi
    Pages 227-235
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-314

About this book


For those who see the trend of progress and movement of the Iranian space endeavor from the outside, it can be difficult to understand what goes on behind the scenes. However, for one who observes these events firsthand, they take on a very different meaning. In this book, the author brings new and different profiles of Iran’s space endeavor to light. Iran claims to be the ninth leading country in the world capable of manufacturing satellites and launching them, plans to land an astronaut on the Moon within a decade, and says its own president plans to be the first Iranian astronaut to travel into space. The author explains in this book that not all of these claims are quite as they seem.  In addition to technical explanations, the book also includes historical, legal, social and cultural aspects of Iran’s space program as well. It is the author’s goal to create a tangible feeling of Iran’s space endeavor for the readers.


Iran Aeronautics Iran Aerospace Iran Communications Iran Receiving Stations Iran Remote Sensing Iran Satellites Iran Space Administration Iran Space Capacity Building Iran Space Endeavor Iran Space Technology Applications

Authors and affiliations

  • Parviz Tarikhi
    • 1
  1. 1.Alborz Space CenterIranian Space AgencyKarajIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05346-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05347-9
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