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Iran familiar with all types of satellite: Army advisor

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Karaj, Sep 14, IRNA -- Iran is familiar with all aspects of satellites which has put the country among the four eminent states having such capacities around the world , advisor to Iran's Army commander said on Thursday.

Iran has been successful dealing with all subdivisions of satellite activities, Brigadier General Mohammad-Hassan Nami said at a local ceremony held in a city in north of the country.

Nami referred to satellite elevators and satellite control engineers as subdivisions of satellite activities in which Iran has acted successfully.

'Future power is limited to space,' said the military advisor while pointing to Iran's great achievements in building missiles.

He further stressed that Iran today is a super regional power in terms of geopolitics.

Iran is also one of the world powers in terms of politics, he underlined.

Iran launched its first locally-built satellite, Omid (Hope), in 2009. The country also sent its first bio-capsule containing living creatures into space in February 2010, using Kavoshgar-3 (Explorer-3) carrier.

In February 2015, Iran placed the domestically-made Fajr (Dawn) satellite into orbit. The satellite is capable of taking and transmitting high-quality and accurate pictures to stations on Earth.

Simorq's launch came days after the US Congress passed new sanctions against Iran over its development of missiles for defensive purposes. The bill, which also includes sanctions against Russia and North Korea, awaits US President Donald Trump's approval.

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