Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Iran has unveiled two new domestically-made satellites on the National Day of Space Technology, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported on Feb. 3.
The satellites dubbed Tadbir and Persian Gulf are designed and built entirely by Iranian engineers.
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Vice President Mohammad Shariatmadari attended the unveiling ceremony.
Persian Gulf satellite is designed and manufactured by Malek-Ashtar University of Technology. It is compatible with ground-based wireless connections, provides satellite wireless communication services in a secure way, and covers national and regional areas.
Persian Gulf satellite can be used for establishing secure communications and covers SMS services inside and outside Iranian borders.
Tadbir satellite is designed and manufactured by Iran University of Science and Technology. It is the developed version of "The promise of Science and Industry" satellite that has the capability of taking better resolution photos and can receive messages from 16 users.
Iran launched its first domestically-made satellite dubbed Omid in 2009.
The country also sent its first bio-capsule containing living creatures into the space in February 2010, using the indigenous Kavoshgar-3 carrier.
Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space that was set up in 1959.
Edited by C.N.