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Minister says lab model of Mesbah satellite to be launched

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA -- Minister of Communications and Information 
Technology Ahmad Motamedi said here on Tuesday that Mesbah miniature 
satellite is going to be launched into space within the next one year 
and four months. 
Motamedi told a group of his staff that Iran`s Aerospace 
Organization will be in charge of the project which is in the 
implementation phase. 
The minister ruled out the speculations that Zohreh satellite 
project has reached a dead-end. He said however, that the project is 
rather a priority on his ministry`s agenda. 
He said the project has encountered an array of executive problems
but it is hoped that necessary decisions will be taken on it in the 

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