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Iran to launch 1st sensor-operational satellite next year

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 28, IRNA -- Iran's first sensor-operational satellite dubbed as "Soha" will be launched in the next Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), Iran Space Research Center Hassan Haddadpour said on Sunday.

Haddadpour said that "Soha" satellite will be launched to promote Iran Space Research Center laboratory, emphasized in the six development plan.

He underlined elevation of laboratory capabilities of Iran in a way that it will be able to support bigger satellites weighing 1 tons.

Iran has now acquired the know-how of designing and constructing the satellites inside the country, Haddadpour added.

He said that the Soha satellite will be able to identify things with resolution of 15m and will be deployed in the 36,000-km orbit.

'The Doosti (Farsi for 'Friendship') satellite will be launched at first and Nahid-1 Telecommunication Satellite will be launched afterwards,' Haddadpour added.

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