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Iran To Launch Two Telecom Satellites In 2010

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Tehran, Iran (XNA) May 04, 2010
A senior official of Iran's Ministry of Telecommunications, Mohammad Hosseinpour, said Monday that Iran will launch two telecommunication satellites in 2010, local satellite Press TV reported.

If everything goes according to the plan, two telecommunication satellites will be launched by the year's end, Hosseinpour was quoted as saying.

The new satellites, which are designed and produced to decrease telecom traffic between Russia and Europe, will be equipped with filming applications and data-image transmission sensors, according to Press TV.

In February, Iran successfully test-fired a satellite rocket and unveiled three new satellites and a satellite carrier.

The "Kavosh 3" (Explore 3) rocket carrying an "experimental capsule" has been successfully test-fired and will transfer telemetric data, live pictures and flight and environmental analysis data.

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