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Iran to send 3 satellites into orbit by year end: Official

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

TEHRAN - Head of the Iranian Space Agency Mohsen Bahrami said that Iran will launch three domestically-built satellites, including SharifSat, into orbit by the end of next Iranian year (March 20, 2018). He made the remarks addressing a conference titled 'Space in Qur'an's View'.

Iran's Friendship Satellite
cartoon by Mehdi Azizi, Iranian daily Shargh

Iran says that sending its satellites into orbit is a matter of safety. The nation, which is prone to destructive earthquakes, has a vital interest in improving telecommunications and monitoring natural disasters.

World Space Week:

Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,800 events in 73 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2015. With our new Theme "Remote Sensing - Enabling Our Future" we aim to inspire even more events around the world in October 2016.

"The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition"
UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999

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