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Iran receives telemetry images from indigenous satellite

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9012-00735

TEHRAN (ISNA) - The Head of State Aerospace Organization of Iran Hamid Fazeli said the country has managed to receive telemetry images from home-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat (Promise of Science and Industry) satellite.

The photos would be made public in the near future, Fazeli said.

"The successful launch of the satellite is one of the important and considerable achievements of the Islamic Republic of Iran in aerospace technology. The satellite has done beyond the expectations and all of its systems have worked successfully and actively," he said Monday.

On Friday, Iran successfully launched its domestically-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat (Promise of Science and Industry) satellite into orbit following a decree by the country’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The satellite, completely designed and built by Iranian experts, blasted into orbit early on the third day of the 10-Day Dawn celebrations, marking the 33rd anniversary of the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Navid-e Elm-o Sanat is a telecom, measurement and scientific satellite whose records could be used in a wide range of fields.

Iran launched its first domestically-produced satellite, Omid(Hope), into orbit in 2009.

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