Iran to launch two satellites with Russia in 2010

Iran is working on a plan
to launch two communication satellites with Russia by the end of this

During the Moscow visit of Iran’s Minister of Telecommunication Reza
Taqipour in April, a memorandum of understanding was signed between
Taqipour and his Russian counterpart Igor Shchegolev for broader
cooperation in the field of telecommunication.


Mohammad Hosseinpour, a senior advisor to Taqipour, told Mehr News
Agency Monday that if everything went according to the plan, the two
telecommunication satellites would be launched by year-end, Press TV


The new satellites, which are designed to reduce telecom traffic between
Russia and Europe, will be equipped with filming applications and
data-image transmission sensors.


After launching its first domestically-designed satellite, Omid (Hope),
in February last year, Tehran has unveiled three new satellites and a
satellite carrier.


Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee
on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), which was set up in


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