‘Realizing great wishes requires great risks!’

Parviz Tarikhi

ParvizTarikhi090811-VI am a physicist and space science and technology specialist majoring in radar remote sensing since 1994. I holds a PhD degree in physics focusing on microwave remote sensing. I follow the microwave remote sensing research and studies presently. I have been involved with the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) since 2000, including as Second Vice-Chair and Rapporteur in 2004-06 of the committee bureau. From 2001 to 2007 I co-chaired Action Team number 1 of UNISPACE-III with the mission ‘to develop downward arrowsa comprehensive worldwide environmental monitoring strategy’. From 2004-07 I led the Office for Specialized International Cooperation of the Iranian Space Agency. I am also a freelance journalist and technical writer. I have made in the mean time years of research and study on the developments and status of space science and technology with a particular focus on Iran.             read more about me……

What is up:


20171002_Kandovan1Trip to parental land in autumn

From 27 September to 3 October I accompanying Zohreh and Shahryar make a trip to parental land. I stay in Tabriz while Zohreh and Shahryar make a ….. read more ……



20170907_Sanandaj1Travel to where I have never seen

On 7 September 2017 I accompanying Zohreh and Shahryar make a trip to Kurdistan for three days. Our destination is Sanandaj where my friend and colleague of military service lives there with ….. read more ……



20151031_National Remote Sensing Lab-ASC-My OfficeAttack to my work office in Mahdasht Space Center

Following the unsuccessful cabals with the aim of annoying, intimidation and threatening, suppression and mental collapse of me as the author of the book ‘The Iranian Space Endeavor; Ambitions and Reality’ more harassment were ….. read more ……



 Kamyar in DelftKamyar at home for holidays after a year

On 30 July 2017 Kamyar reaches Iran from the Netherlands for a three week holiday. He comes home from the Netherlands via Vienna, Austria. In the afternoon I accompanying Zohreh and Shahryar drive to the ….. read more ……




ahmadtarikhiAscent of a great soul to the eternity

On March 14, 2017 my father, Ahmad Tarikhi, had a Cerebral Vessel Accident (CVA) early in the morning. He was taken under serious and urgent care in a hospital in Tabriz where my parents lived for around 15 years. …. ….. read more ……




Novrouz 96Happy New Solar Year 1396 and Happy spring!

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Happy New Year 2017!


Dear Colleague/Friend,

Season’s Greeting and Happy New Year 2017!

Wishing a prosperous New Year for you,

your dearest and nearest ones!

Parviz Tarikhi      


sadaf-2Trans-locating to the newly bought home

On December 17 we trans-locate to the new house that we bought. It is for the second time that we buy a house.  The new house is located in …   read more ……



img_2720Late summer trip to Tabriz

 On September 21 I accompanying the family drive to Tabriz. We start our late summer trip in the afternoon. We reach parents’ home late at night. The next day we make shopping beside other family relatives. Soon after I  …..              read more ……





img_2668Picnic near home

On September 20 we benefit of the opportunity to join the family of Shahryar’s friend and go to Kordan a resort near home. We have our lunch outdoor. It is too nice. We back home …..                read more ……


0009A trip to North West

For a three day trip I accompanying the family drive to the North West on September 7.  Our destination is Sar-ein near Ardebil. We go there again after 19 years. We start our travel in the afternoon and reach there late at ….               read more ……


0013025341_shahryar-tarikhiShahryar starts studying for a Master degree

On August 29 Shahryar receives his admittance to start his Master degree in Industrial Engineering ….             read more …….






20160809_Kamyar TarikhiKamyar leaves home to study abroad

On August 21, Kamyar leaves Iran to the Netherlands to start his academic studies.





Novrouz 95Happy New Solar Year 1395 and Happy spring!

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Travel to Mashhad for the first time

From 4 to 8 March I accompanying my family, parents and aunt travel to Mashhad in northeast of Iran, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province. We take there and back again by train. The parents and      …..  read more ……


Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016_Up with the DawnDear Colleague/Friend,

Wishing for you and your dearest and nearest ones a prosperous and blessing New Year!

Parviz Tarikhi   ….. 


chemical reactionSteady air pollution; how it works for Iran

In recent times it is very much talked about the air pollutants and the harms caused by such pollutants in the Iranian urban areas. Like previous years in big cities like Tehran and Tabriz and other center of provinces the schools are closed and the citizens are warned continuously about the dangers and risks of air pollution.         …..  read more ……


20151224_Parviz Tarikhi XII- ISTContributing to a New International Course on Radar Remote Sensing

A 4–day training course on “RADAR Remote Sensing (Synthetic Aperture Radar, SAR) and Image Processing” was organized by the Institute of Space Technology (IST) in collaboration with         …..  read more ……


20151029_automn IIAutumn is really arrived

October 29 is the day that the view of the environment actually changes. It is now autumn with its beauties and magnificence. The photos show the environment around home.          …..  read more ……


1987_Parviz Tarikhi-IIMeeting an old friend after years

After 28 years I had the luck to meet an old friend on September 12. He is Jamshid Moradi. We both performed our military service in the era of war time between Iraq and Iran.   …..  read more ……



20150727_Parviz Tarikhi IIn Caspian Sea shore    From 26 to 29 July we travel to the Caspian Sea shore and stay in Hotel GilMaz near Chaboksar.

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Nowruz94Happy New Solar Year 1394 and Happy spring!

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20140820_The Iranian Space Endeavor-IFebruary 25: A review about my book A review made by A. M. Strauss about my book The Iranian Space Endeavor – Ambitions and Reality is now published in Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February 2015. The reviewer says:

“Topics covered include the history of Iranian aeronautics from the earliest times…..  read more ……


snow2015February 21: First winter snow   We are witnessing the first snowfall this winter here at home. It is the 50th day of winter and there will be a water scarcity in coming months particularly in summer. The climate moves to more dryness in this area……  read more ……


January 24: Space Agency backs to the Telecom Ministry By the approval of the Administrative Supreme Council the Iranian Space Agency backs to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. On September 27, 2010 the space agency annexed to the presidential office of the state to be managed under direct supervision of the head of the presidential office. The agency was established in February 2004 as …..  read more ……


Mr Abdol-Jabbar Tebyani_sJanuary 18: Farewell to a great teacher On Wednesday January 14 I received the sad news on demise of one of the great teacher I have ever seen. Mr. Abdol-Jabbar Tebyani an able teacher of mathematics passed away at the age of 76 following a long lasting disease. He was …..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           read more ……


January 2: New books in the way

Long ago I was contemplating to realize two books. It was when I was working hard on the book ‘The Iranian Space Endeavor- Ambitions and Reality.’ After finishing it that was published by Springer/Praxis early in the second half of 2014 and will be there for eternity according a friend, I had time to think over about creating the new books which idea was in my mind for a while. It is now…..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             read more ……


Distribution of visits to my blog since 20030130January 1: Visitors of my blog Since its creation in 2003 my blog have been visited by a large number of the visitors around the globe. Although the exact number of the visitors is not available it exceeds 40,000.  The map …..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           read more ……


Happy New Year 2015Happy New Year 2015!

Dear Colleague/Friend, Happy New Year 2015! Wishing a prosperous and blessing New Year for you, your dearest and nearest ones! Parviz Tarikhi …..  read more ……


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Dear visitor, Thanks for visiting this page! In this page and its sub-pages you will find more about me, my background, my interests, works and activities. Hope you enjoy and benefit! I would appreciate your comments and suggestions on the content and set-up. Parviz Tarikhi


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