Iran Celebrates Space Technology Day by Unveiling 2 Home-Made Satellites
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran celebrated the National Space Technology Day on Tuesday, and unveiled two indigenous satellites during the ceremony.
Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour and President of Iranian Space Agency Hassan Salarieh were present in the unveiling ceremony in Tehran
The prototype of the Nahid-2 and the Tolou-3 satellites have been unveiled during the ceremony.
Nahid 2 is a communication technology satellite which is equipped with a thruster (spacecraft) capable of conducting orbital modifications. Its development has been considered as an important step in Iran’s efforts to manufacture low earth orbit communication satellite systems.
Tolou (Dawn) is a sensing satellite which can take images with an accuracy of 25 square meters from a distance of 500 km above the earth.
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Iran has taken giant strides in the field of science of technology in recent years, despite US sanctions.
In early June, the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) announced that work was underway to prepare seven more satellites for launch into the orbit.
Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi has stressed continued efforts to further advance space technology.
“The obtainment of this technology is among the manifestations of national might, which was made possible with the efforts of the Armed Forces - specially the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Communications Ministry - and which must continue with greater force,” he noted in mid-March.
President Rayeesi has underlined that the new achievements in the aerospace industries will be unveiled in the future. He underscored the government’s serious determination to advance space technology.