Iran receives first image sent by Navid satellite
On February 8 Iran received the first image sent by the domestically manufactured Navid (Promise) research satellite, MNA reported.
The Navid Satellite was sent into space aboard the Safir rocket on February 3.
Iran has already sent three satellites, namely the Omid (Hope), the Rasad (Observation), and the Navid (Promise), into space.
Several days ago Iran successfully launched its domestically-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat satellite into orbit by a decree issued by Ahmadinejad.
The satellite launch was timed to the Fajr celebrations and Iran's national day of space technology. According to Iranian officials, the launched satellite is a 50 kg Navid-e Elm-o Sanat microsatellite, with a built-in computer system that can be remotely controlled from Earth.
Iran's aerospace officials had previously spoken of the 2012 launch of Zafar (Triumph) - another satellite that weighs 90 kilograms and is scheduled to revolve around the globe in an elliptical orbit of 500 kilometers.
Iran's first domestically-produced satellite Omid (Hope) was launched into space in 2009. Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations' Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1959.