Iran to launch fully home-made satellite in 2 years
Tehran, Iran, February 1
By Mehdi Sepahvand -Trend:
Iran's fully domestically made satellite will be launched into space in two years, ICT minister Mahmud Vaezi said.
The satellite will be fully Iranian-owned and operational, the minister said, Mehr news agency reported February 2.
Vaezi further said that Iran is in talks with a foreign company to build a telecommunication satellite as well, without giving any further details.
On the same day, Iran announced it has registered and now possesses five new orbit points.
The country is also launching a space data center which would provide information of the history of space technology in Iran.
Iran marks the anniversary of launching Omid satellite as national day of space technology.
Omid was Iran’s first domestically made satellite which is a data-processing satellite for research and telecommunications and was successfully launched on February 2, 2009.