The station includes a satellite observatory dome with a diameter of 4.25 meters, a tracking system, a primary high-speed camera and more.
Last year marked the toughest period for space startups since the economic crisis in 2008.
The apparent failure deals a further blow to European space ambitions after an Italian-built Vega-C rocket mission failed after lift-off from French Guiana in late December.
This is the first optical ground station in Israel and one of very few worldwide that can lock onto, track and collect data from a nanosatellite.
If all goes as planned, the SUV-sized Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will produce research data within several months.
SpaceX has sought approval to operate a network of 29,988 satellites, to be known as its “second-generation” or Gen2 Starlink constellation to beam internet to areas with little or no access.
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC’s aerospace force, said that Iran is determined to put more satellites into space using a new satellite launch vehicle.
While Mehrabi has been publicly linked to Iran's drone project, his role expands to the country's space and ballistic missile programs.
Space has expanded beyond its title as the "final frontier." Now, it has become a new battleground.
Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said in response that Kyiv will find a solution to keep the Starlink internet service operational in Ukraine.