Iran to launch three new satellites
Tehran: Iran plans to launch three new domestically-manufactured satellites, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said.
The satellites named Fajr (Dawn), Navid (Promise) and Tolou (Sunrise) will be launched during the current Iranian calendar year, which ends March 19, Vahidi was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.
Fajr will be sent into space by the Safir-e-Fajr satellite carrier, while Navid and Tolou will be mounted on the Simorgh carrier, the minister told Press TV.
Navid is a research satellite, designed by scientists at the University of Science and Technology in Tehran. It weighs 50 kg and can take pictures at low altitudes of about 250 km to 375 km.
The reports did not mention the profile of the other two satellites.
Iran launched its first domestically-manufactured satellite Omid (Hope) Feb 2, 2009. Tehran says it plans to send a man into space by 2020.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Vyapam Scam: IMA president Sudhir Tiwari fears life threat
- Vyapam Scam: Mystery over journalist Akshay Singh's death continues
- Exclusive chat with Ranchi's visually challenged singer Tumpa Kumari
- Jhansi police launches ‘Citizen Cop’ android app
- Kailash Vijayvargiya on Akshay Singh's death: Is a journalist bigger than me?
- PM Narendra Modi holds talks with Uzbek leader
- Shahid Kapoor marriage: 500 guests have been invited for the wedding, says card designer
- Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K, one BSF jawan killed in Kupwara
- Mass failure in DU exam: HRD Minister Smriti Irani asks officials to enquire
- Suspicious Iranian boat seized off Kerala coast, Pakistani ID card recovered