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Iran to launch Zafar satellite in September

Iran: Iran plans to launch its domestically-produced satellite, Zafar (Triumph) within the next eight months, said the president of Iran’s University of Science and Technology. Saeed Jabal-Ameli told reporters that the satellite would be launched into space in September 2013.

He said that Zafar had better and more capabilities compared to its original version, Navid satellite. It can take high resolution photos of locations around the globe.

Iran successfully launched its first indigenous data-processing satellite Omid (Hope) into orbit in 2009.

As part of a plan to develop its space programme, Iran successfully launched its second satellite, dubbed Rassad (Observation), into orbit in June 2011. Rassad’s mission was to take images of the earth and transmit them along with telemetry information to ground stations.

Iran also launched its domestically-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat (Harbinger of Science and Industry) satellite into orbit in February 2012. The records made by the telecom, measurement and scientific satellite could be used in a wide range of fields.

Source: Press TV