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Iran to build satellite with APSCO
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 01:53:15 GMT
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Director of Iranian Space Agency Hamid Fazeli says Iran will design and build a remote sensing satellite in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO).

Fazeli told ISNA on Sunday that Iran has been an active member of the APSCO and plans to have larger share in building the satellite.

Earlier in mid-March, Iran successfully launched its first domestically-made bio-capsule into space by Kavoshgar 4 (Explorer 4) satellite carrier.

Aerospace researchers of the Iranian Space Agency carried out the launch, which was aimed at testing the function of programming systems and subsystems.

The Islamic Republic also launched its first domestically-built satellite, Omid (hope), into orbit in 2009.

The Omid data-processing satellite was designed to transmit data via two frequency bands and eight antennas to an Iranian space station.

Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations' Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1959.

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