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Iran sends 4th satellite to space

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA -- Iran launched its fourth satellite into orbit on Monday to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the victory anniversary of the Islamic revolution in the country in 1979.

The nation celebrates a ten-day dawn period every year beginning by the date the Founder of the Islamic Republic the Late Imam Khomeini returned home from exile in Paris till the victory of the revolution against the Pahlavid regime.

One day ahead of Space Technology Day in the country, Iranian experts managed to launch the satellite in orbit to defend their title as the first country in the Islamic World to do so.

During the ceremony, Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the project was accomplished only thanks to the sincere endeavors of the Iranian scientists.

Developed by indigenous technology and know-how, he noted, the satellite which is called 'Fajr' indicated the high capabilities of Iran's satellite-carriers.

He further described the project as a national one designed and built in global-level scale in terms of designing and construction.

The minister referred to the chance to develop and design a new generation of satellite-carriers and also enter the world market of space services, utilizing domestic potential and planning complicated space missions as some of the achievements of the project.

He said other big achievements of his ministry will be announced soon.

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