Iran to launch new generation national satellite: ministry
Iran plans to launch a new generation national satellite during the Decade of Fajr celebratory events dedicated to thirty-first anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying by the Iribnews news agency.
The Tula (Sunrise) satellite was designed and manufactured by the Iranian production enterprise Sa Iran, Vahidi added.
"Production of new generation satellites is an important step toward Iran participating in space achievements," the official said.
Last year, Iran launched the first Umid satellite into orbit under in honor of the thirty-first anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The satellite was brought into orbit by a missile of Iranian production. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered the launch of the satellite into orbit.
Every year, Iran celebrates the victory of the Iranian Islamic Revolution from February 1-10 during the Decade of Fajr.