Iran plans to launch into space a national remote-sensing satellite under Iranian management by the next two years, said Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi.
s producing telecommunications and remote-sensing satellites as it is pressing ahead with building and launching home-made satellites.
"Providing satellites are underway given research projects in building indigenous satellites.”
He also referred to talks with countries owing satellite know-how, and said Iran and a Russian company agreed on building remote-sensing satellites.
"We will launch into space a national remote-sensing satellite under Iranian management by the next two years. We are also in talks with certain countries on national telecommunications satellites.”
Iran successfully placed into orbit the domestically-made Fajr (Dawn) satellite in February, 2015 which is capable of staying in the space for 1.5 years while taking and transmitting high-quality and accurate pictures to stations on earth.
Fajr satellite is technically characterized by an orbit which could promote from 250 to 450 kilometers through a thruster or an engine.
It is the new generation of Omid (Hope) satellite, which was designed and manufactured by Iranian experts in 2009.
Iran launched its first locally-built satellite, Omid, in 2009. The country also sent its first bio-capsule containing living creatures into space in February 2010, using Kavoshgar-3 (Explorer-3) carrier.
The country is one of the 24 founding members of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1959.