Iran unveils two new home-made satellites (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 11:24)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran has unveiled two new domestically-made satellites on the National Day of Space Technology Feb. 1, Iran's state-run IRINN TV reported.
The satellites dubbed "Nahid 1" and "Payam Amirkabir", were unveiled during a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
"Nahid 1" satellite is designed and manufactured by Iran University of Science and Technology. It is a solar-powered telecommunication satellite, ready for launching.
Another satellite which was unveiled in the ceremony, Payam Amirkabir, is designed by Amirkabir University of Technology.
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.