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News ID: 6199
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Publish Date: 18:18 - 02 February 2015
Tehran, YJC. Official on Monday declared that Fajr satellite has made its first contact with ground station, hours after it was launched and put into the orbit.

All should wait to witness the home-made satellite accomplish its mission successfully in coming days, Manager of Electronic Industries Space Projects Mehdi Sarvi said.

One day before Space Technology Day in Iran, the country’s experts managed to launch the satellite and place it in the orbit to defend the country's title as the first Islamic state to carry out such scientific project.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ceremony, Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the project was accomplished only thanks to the sincere endeavors of the Iranian scientists.

Developed by indigenous technology and know-how, he noted, the satellite which is called 'Fajr' indicated the high capabilities of Iran's satellite-carriers.

The official further described the project as a national project designed and built on global standards in terms of designing and construction.

Dehqan pointed to the chance to develop and design a new generation of satellite-carriers and also enter the world market of space services, using domestic potential and planning complicated space missions as some of the achievements of the project.

He said other big achievements of his ministry will be announced soon.

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