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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation’s space center for eventual launch, without elaborating.
Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi tweeted about the development, calling it an “important research step.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Iran’s largely state-run media say the 90-kilogram (200-pound) 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 has not stated exactly when the satellites will be launched, but have historically launched them in coordination with national holidays.
Iran is set to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution next month.
Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch. https://t.co/ZXPHlgZWVe
— ABC News (@ABC) January 19, 2020
Iran says two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation’s space center for eventual launch, without elaborating. https://t.co/gxpdY2NK3m
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 19, 2020
Iran says it is preparing for a satellite launch. Iran has not said when it will launch up to two satellites, but often coordinates its launches with national holidays. It will celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution next month.
— FOX News Radio (@foxnewsradio) January 19, 2020
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