The Iranian Space Agency has requested Russia to cooperate with Iran in building new generation of satellites and sending astronauts into space, the Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday.
According to the report, the Iranian Space Agency officials in a recent meeting with Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Igor Schegolev have called for enhanced space cooperation with Russia.
The request for cooperation primarily focuses on the protocol for building Iransat satellite. The protocol was signed two years ago.
The two sides have agreed that a joint working group would hold meetings every six months to discuss the details of the protocol.
The Russian official has also said that Moscow is ready to cooperate with Iran in the area of communications, promising his country will help Iran to manufacture small satellites.
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