Iran to produce 2 new indigenous satellites

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Vaezi reported on Iran’s plans to produce home-made national satellite within 3 years referring to the production of remote sensing satellite as yet another plan.

Speaking to MNA correspondent, Mahmoud Vaezi expounded the policies and programs of the Iranian Space Agency as one of the subsidiary organizations of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

“Regarding the Iranian Space Agency, all programs and projects which have already been defined will be followed on the basis of the budget that has been allocated to the organization,” he said.

Noting that the Iranian Space Agency requires a high budget, Vaezi continued that, “all projects will be carried out according to budget priorities and after each project is ready it will be operating.”

Referring to two new space programs, Vaezi added that, “one project is to manufacture the first home-made satellite and Iran is now consulting with accredited companies and feasibility studies have been launched on attaining the goal inside the country.”

“Even active organizations in the field of meteorology and the environment will be a part of this project,” stated Vaezi reporting that this national telecommunications satellite will be put into orbit above the earth.

“Talks with several companies have started and it is expected that the satellite will be produced and launched into space within 2.5-3 years, after a contract has been signed,” added the minister of communication while mentioning the production of an indigenous remote sensing satellite as the other project of the Iranian Space Agency.

“We will take full measures to make and launch domestically-produced satellites using the available resources within the country and if needed we are ready to sign international agreements in order to carry out these projects,” concluded Vaezi.


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