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Several satellites to be launched by next year: President

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 7, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Monday said that several home-made Iranian research satellites will be launched during this year and the next year.

He made the remarks in a ceremony to unveil four new national satellites termed Fajr, Rasad, Amir-Kabir 1 and Zafar.

President Ahmadinejad reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran would turn to an exporter of space know-how by the end of the Fifth Development Plan (March 2011-March 2016).

Referring to the future of the Iranian nation as bright, he added that the rate of scientific developments is very high in the country.

Iran’s achievements in the area of aerospace in the past one year have been ten times more than those in the preceding year, the President noted, adding that such a move proves that the Islamic Republic is moving towards the zenith of progress speedily.

He advised the young Iranian scientists to further practice the idea of self-belief and make greater efforts to turn the country to one of the most developed states in the area of aerospace in the world.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30228968

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