News ID: 323412
Published: 0336 GMT August 10, 2022

Raeisi: New aerospace achievements to be unveiled soon

Raeisi: New aerospace achievements to be unveiled soon
Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi addresses a cabinet meeting in Tehran on August 10, 2022.

National Desk

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said on Wednesday his administration will unveil new achievements in the area of the aerospace science in the future, which will be used in different sectors.

The president made the remark in a cabinet meeting a day after Khayyam satellite was launched into orbit 500 kilometers above the Earths surface by a Soyuz-2.1b rocket, from the Russian-operated Baikonur Cosmodrome in neighboring Kazakhstan, reported.

Raeisi added the aerospace achievements to be unveiled soon will be of great contribution to the protection of the environment, mining explorations, natural disaster management and monitoring the countrys borders.

He described as a source of great honor and power, Iranian expertssuccessful controlling and placement of Khayyam satellite into orbit, management of its data as well as the reception of its message, commending efforts by the Iranian Space Agencys experts.

Raeisi stressed that given the aerospace sectors importance for accelerating the countrys development in different areas, his administration seeks to compensate for the industrys insufficient development.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the cabinet meeting, Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Isa Zarepour said the country plans to test launch a carrier rocket capable of putting a satellite weighing up to 100 kilograms into orbit in a few weeks, Tasnim News Agency wrote.

The minister noted that Iran is already capable of sending satellites weighing up to 50 kilograms into orbit.

He added Qased (Messenger) is the countrys latest successfully tested launch vehicle.

Commenting on Khayyams successful launch, he said the Iranian administration has placed on its agenda expansion of strategic cooperation with major countries in the space industry.

The minister said as scheduled, data was received four times from Khayyam satellite on Wednesday.

Zarepour noted that the satellite weighs 600 kilograms and has great accuracy, adding it can, among other things, help improve productivity in the domestic agriculture sector.

The minister said the construction of the satellite had started five years ago, adding it had been ready since a year ago.

He gave the assurance that the administration seeks to send satellites weighing above 500 kilograms into orbit on board homegrown launch vehicles in the next three years.



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