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Towfiqi: Mesbah satellite, beginning of of advanced technology

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 4, IRNA
Minister of Science, Research and Technology Jaafar Towfiqi said in the unveiling ceremony of Mesbah satellite on Thursday that manufacturing of Mesbah satellite will be a jumpstart for advancement of national science and technology.

He said that there is no doubt that implementation of such project is a turning point for the country's progress in the field of advanced science and technological know-how.

Lauding the efforts of those involved in carrying out the project, he said before triumph of the Islamic revolution Iran used to purchase technological know-how from foreign countries and domestic technicians left the country something which marred industrial development in the country.

After triumph of the Islamic revolution the hurdle was removed and we witnessed a scientific breakthrough in the country, he pointed out.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Head of Research Center at Iran's Telecom company Mohammad-Reza Sadri said that the project Kicked off in 1996 and is to be launched to the space by a Russian missile this year.

Iranian experts at defense ministry have played a very significant role in construction of the satellite, he said.

The project was fully conducted by domestic experts with assistance of Italian CG company as consultant, he said.



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