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New Iranian satellite in first step of design: Official

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 30, IRNA -- The Deputy of the Iranian Space Agency announced on Tuesday that Pars satellite is in its first phase of design in cooperation with five academic and research centers.

On the sidelines of signing a memorandum of understanding with Iran Post Company, Homayoon Sadr told the reporters that after the designing phase, the project will continue through creating a consortium between the mentioned academic and research centers.

Sadr said that the goal of the consortium is to create a strong private sector in the space industry to be utilized in great projects.

He also said that the second phase of the project will be carried out in late summer.

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