TEHRAN, May 30, YJC - Deputy Director of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Homayoun Sadr reiterated that three satellites are ready to be launched into space.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -
"Nahid 1 (Venus 1), Dousti (Friendship) and Payam (Message) are three satellites to be launched into space in the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 21, 2017),” he said.
He said that Nahid 1 satellite is to be sent into space over the first half of this year.
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.
Iran also placed the domestically-made Fajr (Dawn) satellite into orbit in February 2015. The satellite is capable of taking and transmitting high-quality and accurate pictures to stations on earth.