Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran's Mesbah satellite is ready to be launched into the orbit, an Iranian official said.
Mohsen Bahrami, the head of Iran Space Organization has said that the country is planning to build new sattlites dubbed "Mesbah 2" and "Nahid", Tasnim news agency reported.
Mesbah satellite weighs 75 kilograms and is designed to circle the Earth 14 times a day. The satellite was never launched as both Russia and Italy refused to cooperate with Iran on space projects.
Mesbah cost Iran about 100 trillion rials (about $4 million) to be built.
Earlier in January, Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology announced that building a communication satellite and a remote satellite were on the country's agenda.