Iran Launches Fourth Satellite
Iran now has the capacity to design and build a new generation of satellites.
Source: “Mahavareh-e Melli Fajr ba Mavafaghit dar Modar Zamin Qarar Gereft” (“Fajr Satellite Successfully Put into Orbit,”) Fars News.com, 2 February 2015. http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13931109000748
Iran Successfully Puts Fajr Satellite into Orbit
President Rouhani said, “The government is determined to continue on the path of progress and, God-willing, in the coming years, before we arrive at the stage, all the country’s requirements in the field of space will be provided to the powerful scientists of Iran based on indigenous technology.”
[Minister of Defense] Gen. [Hossein] Dehghan also congratulated the Supreme Leader, the President of Iran, and the Iranian people for the successful launch of the Fajr, Iran’s fourth domestically-manufactured satellite, into orbit. Dehghan continued to praise advancement by the technology sector, aerospace industry, and Department of Defense, claiming that Iran now has the capacity to design and build a new generation of satellites not only to engage in complex space missions, but also provide services to the aerospace market.