Iran to launch telecommunications satellite by end of 2016
Iran is planning to launch a telecommunications satellite 'Doosti' ('Friendship') by the end of the year, the head of the Iranian Space Agency, Mohsen Bahrami, said.
"The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has once again decided to resume the national space program and this year it plans to launch its telecommunications satellite 'Doosti'," Fars cited him as saying.
In addition, the head of the Iranian Space Agency said the nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 paved the way for greater cooperation with other nations in the aerospace industry. According to Bahrami, such cooperation will contribute to the expansion and modernization of the Iranian aerospace industry.
Earlier, the Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Mahmoud Vaezi, said that Iran is also planning to launch two national remote sensing and telecommunication satellites by a domestically developed carrier by 2025, TASS reminds.