Iranian student-made satellites ready for launch

Business Materials 12 July 2016 16:32 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, July 12

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

A number of satellites built by students in Iran are ready to be launched, Iran Space Organization Director Mohsen Bahrami said.

Two of the satellites will be launched by March, he said, Mehr news agency reported July 12.

One of the satellites is designed for telecommunication purposes, while the other one is a test satellite, he stated.

The official said the student-made satellites will act as precursors to a national satellite to be built later.

Iran says it will place “professional satellites” at the geosynchronous orbit by 2025.

Iran’s current satellites are tentatively built to improve the country’s space technology, but two professional satellites will be launched in 10 years, Mohammad Homayoun Sadr, deputy director of Iran Space Organization, said recently.

The official said there are two special projects underway regarding the professional satellites, one for high-resolution imaging and the other one for telecommunication services.