Iran to launch spy satellite on nuclear talks day

Iran Materials 15 May 2012 02:39 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian Aerospace Industry Organization Director Mehdi Farahi announced on Monday that Iran plans to send the Fajr (Dawn) satellite into space on May 23, the day that negotiators from Iran and the six major powers (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) will meet in Baghdad for nuclear talks, Mehr reported.

The Fajr satellite is a reconnaissance satellite powered by solar energy.

Iran plans to send the satellite into space aboard the upgraded Safir one satellite carrier rocket.