Iran to operationalize optical telescope soon

Society Materials 18 September 2016 16:51 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, September 18

By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:

Iran will operationalize an optical telescope in October, according to Mohsen Bahrami, director of Iran Space Organization.

The project was passed by the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization to be implemented in four countries of Peru, Pakistan, China, and Iran, he told Mehr news agency September 18.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Bahrami said Iran will launch a satellite called “Dusti” (friendship) by the end of the current Iranian year (March).

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.