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Iran lines up satellite launches next year

Iran: Three Iranian remote-sensing satellites Zafar, Tolou and AutSat are slated for launch in 2015, deputy head of Iran Space Agency Hamid Fazeli has told media. The satellites are designed to gather data from the environment and forecast natural disasters.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of closing ceremony of International Workshop on Management of Space Programs in Iran Space Research Centre, Fazeli added that Pars Satellite is another Iranian remote-sensing satellite which will be launched into space within the next years.

Asia ranks first in natural disasters, he said, noting that now most of the countriesˈ needs in the field of satellite imageries through remote-sensing satellites are met through mutual cooperation.

Source: Trend