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Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch

Added 01-19-20 04:03:02am EST - “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.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - 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.”

Iran has not said when it will launch the satellites, but often coordinates its launches with national holidays. It will celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution next month.

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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.

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