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Iran plans to send indigenous satellite into space

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9005-11164

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iran intends to launch another locally-made satellite into space to be placed at an altitude of approximately 36,000 km above the earth.

The student satellite said to be the best home-made one in the country is built by students of Iranian prestigious Sharif University of Technology.

The President of the University Reza Rosta-Azad said the launch would come when the satellite is possible to be placed at the altitude of approximately 36,000 kilometers above the earth.

"Sharif satellite is the last student satellite series which is to be fired into space," he told ISNA.

He added, "satellites should be sent into space when the launch power is raised, so that they would remain in space for a long time to work more effectively."

"The first Iranian satellite launched into space managed to remain for two months. The second one which is able to take photos was placed at a higher altitude and has a more lifespan."

He added the satellite would be unveiled in due time.

Iran sent the first local satellite Omid - Hope - into space February 2007.

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