Iran plans to launch new generation satellite in Feb

Iran plans to launch satellites into orbit early in the new year, its defense minister told the semi-official Fars news agency Wednesday.

Iran plans to launch new generation satellite in Feb

Iran plans to launch satellites into orbit early in the new year, its defense minister told the semi-official Fars news agency Wednesday.

"This satellite, which was built by Iranian scientists, is a big step for the continued presence of Iran in space and for taking advantage of the opportunities offered in this field," Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said.

The launches of the Tolou satellites -- which means "sunrise" in Farsi -- are scheduled to take place in February and March, according to Fars.

Iran launched its first satellite, Omid, in February, an event that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hailed at the time as a "source of pride" for the Islamic republic.


Agencies

Last Mod: 24 Aralık 2009, 08:26
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