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Iranian govt plans two new satellites

The Iranian government plans to build two new satellites, one to be ready in three years, and another which will be a remote-sensing satellite, Mehr news agency reported. Minister of Communication Mahmoud Vaezi said that none of the previously commenced aerospace projects will be diminished. Vaezi said Iran's national satellite will cover a broad range of services from banking to mobile and internet service providers, as well as meteorological services.
 
Vaezi said international agreements will be made to accomplish satellite missions that have remained from the past. The minister said the communication ministry will use domestic capabilities as much as possible before turning to international resources.
 
Iran launched its first indigenous satellite, Omid (Hope), in 2009, and sent its first bio-capsule containing living creatures into space in February 2010, using the indigenous Kavoshgar-3 (Explorer-3) carrier.

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