Publish dateMonday 24 June 2024 - 12:38
Story Code : 292389
Iran to Send Two Satellites into Orbit in Coming Weeks
Hassan Salariyeh emphasized that Iran will launch satellites after ensuring 100% success in compatibility tests. 
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: Salariyeh said on Saturday that the launches are scheduled to take place in July.
The ISA is carrying out compatibility tests between the satellites and launch rockets, he added.
“The compatibility and joint tests between launches and carrying rockets are among important and sensitive issues which sometimes can face delays because of certain technical problems,” he continued.
The official stressed, however, that Iran will carry out the satellite launches after it is ensured of 100% success in the compatibility tests.
Tehran has carried out successful satellite launches in recent years despite West’s pressure and sanctions on the country’s space sector, stressing that peaceful technological advancement in the aerospace field is the country’s legitimate right.
Iran has dismissed claims its satellite launches are a cover for its missile program with authorities stating that the satellites are used for various scientific and development purposes in the country.
In January, Iran simultaneously launched three satellites for the first time using a modern satellite carrier developed by the Iranian Defense Ministry. The ISA-built Mahda satellite was unveiled during the launches.
It came more than a week after Iran launched its Sorayya satellite into orbit with a rocket designed and developed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Also in late February, an Iranian satellite was placed for the first time into an orbit of 500 kilometers.
Salariyeh also stated that about 30 satellites are under design and construction in Iran.
"Now, Nahid 3 satellite, Pars 3, 2 radar satellites, Pars 2 and advanced version of Pars 1 are under development. Pars 2 satellite and the advanced version of Pars 1 are being finalized and we hope they will be unveiled and ready for launch this year," he clarified./Fars
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