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Iran to send satellites into space to monitor natural resources and environment

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 19, 2020
Iran said today that two new satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation’s space center for launch.
Javad Azari Jahromi
Technology in Iran   Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi
Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi tweeted about the development, calling it an “important research step.”

Topics: Iran satellite resources environment

Iran has not said when it will launch the satellites, but often coordinates its launches with national holidays. It will celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution next month.

The 90-kilogram Zafar satellites each have four high-resolution color cameras and will monitor and transmit data on natural resources as well as agricultural and environmental developments.

Iran says its satellite program is for scientific research and other civilian applications.