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Iran to launch ‘reconnaissance’ satellite
Posted By admin On December 26, 2010 @ 3:10 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Iran will launch a reconnaissance satellite dubbed the “Fajr” in the next few months, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said in a report Saturday by the official IRNA news agency.
Vahidi said the Islamic republic would also put into space around the same time another satellite, the Rasad 1 (Observation), whose launch was originally scheduled for August 2010.
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Iran is “building different satellites and by end of the (Iranian) year (March 2011), the Fajr and Rasad satellites will be launched into space,” the minister was quoted as saying.
The news agency reported that Fajr (Dawn) was a “reconnaissance satellite” that would operate on solar energy.
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