New aerospace successes likely by the next two years: Rouhani

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) – Iranian President said Iran will gain new achievements in the field of aerospace by the next two years and the speed to reach the next stage will be faster due to the latest structural developments in the field.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani visited an Exhibition on Achievements of Iran's Latest Space Technologies in fields of satellite systems, aeronautics, space extruders, mechanics, materials, energy and space transportation systems here on Tuesday.

Ministries, universities and research institutes of the country showcased their latest locally-achieved space attainments in the exhibition today.

After visiting the exhibition of space achievements, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who was accompanied by several high-ranking Iranian officials, said on Tuesday that one of the areas that Iranian scientists were active in the past and have shown good achievements is the field of aerospace .

He pointed to the positive steps taken and progress made to gain mastery in the field of space and using satellite to meet the needs of the country.

Calling it a new chapter in Iran’s aerospace achievements, President Rouhani pointed to the successful launch of domestically-made National Fajr Satellite into orbit earlier this month which is the fourth Iranian-made satellite put into orbit after three others were between 2009 and 2012.

Stating that Iran is among the few countries in the field of space which has achieved success in all areas, Rouhani announced he has visited the programs determined for previous years and also long-term plans for 2015 and 2016.

Islamic Republic of Iran is the fourth country after Russia, America and China which independently launches spacecraft into orbit.

Iran has sent 8 probes into space since 2006 -2014 and is scheduled to launch drones into orbit as well.

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