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2 more rockets to be launched - Ahmadinejad

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA
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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Monday Iran will launch two more rockets in the future.

Addressing large groups of citizens at Azadi Square on the 29th triumph anniversary of Islamic Revolution, President Ahmadinejad said, "Two more complementary rockets will be launched and we hope that with God's grace, the first fully home-made satellite will hence be in the orbit next summer."

Ahmadinejad said the first such rocket was launched with full success with God's grace and information got on earth are now at the disposal of Iranian scientists.

He said presence in the space is today a requisite for honorable life of a nation because all major scientific competitions take place in the space and all the scientific, geographic, telecommunication, photo and communication information are obtained through the space.

He then pointed to a joint satellite project Iran undertook with Russia, which he said is one of the most complicated technologies on earth.

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