- Posted November 12, 2011 by
Iran plans to launch three new domestically manufactured satellites
France -Paris parsianpress.com , Nov. 12 Iran plans to launch three new domestically manufactured satellites in the future, Defense Minister of islamic republic Ahmad Vahidi announced on Saturday. The satellites dubbed Fajr (Dawn), Navid (Promise), and Tolou (Sunrise) will be launched during the current Iranian calendar year, which ends on March 19, and the next year, Vahidi said. Navid is a research satellite, which was designed by scientists at the University of Science and Technology in Tehran with China help. Iran launched its first domestically manufactured satellite, namely the Omid (hope), into orbit on February 2, 2009.