International regulators give Iran new extension for years-delayed satellite for 43.5 east; Blue Origin launch in 2024

by Peter B. de Selding

TUPPER LAKE, NY — The Iranian government’s attempt to place a national telecommunications satellite into geostationary orbit at 43.5 degrees east has been a multi-year struggle against bad decisions, bad timing and international sanctions.

It’s still not over, but international regulators have now given Iran yet another extension of the deadline by which it must place a satellite at the slot and beam in the registered Ku- and Ka-band frequencies.

Earlier attempts include a 2017 agreement with satellite fleet operator SES of Luxembourg . . .

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