Micro motors delay Iran's Fajr satellite launch
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 21 /Trend M. Moezzi/
Iranian Fajr satellite will be launched by late June after being tested. The launch was scheduled for launch by late June, reported Irna.
The ability to change orbit makes Fajr fundamentally different from Iranian earlier satellite projects Omid, Rasad and Navid, member of the Aerospace Technology Development Staff Fatollah Omi said.
Entirely domestically built, Fajr will be carried into space by Iran's Safir 1B rocket. The satellite is expected to orbit 36,000 kilometers above earth for a year and a half.
In late summer of 2011, Iran's attempt to send a monkey into space failed. The country's space program is scheduled to send a man into space by 2020.