Tehran (IP) - Iran's Minister of Information and Communication Technology says a domestic satellite carrier will be tested for the next three weeks.

Iran PressIran news: On the sidelines of the weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Issa Zarepour told reporters that the new satellite carrier could carry a satellite up to 100 kg to Leo orbit. 

"By the end of the current administration, the Iranian scientists will place satellites above 500 kg in the Leo orbit by Iran-made satellite carriers," Zarepour said.

He pointed to the launch of Khayam satellite 1 and promised that versions 2, 3, and 4 would be built with Russia's cooperation.

The ICT minister said: "Currently, Iran has the ability to build a satellite with an accuracy of 10 meters, but efforts will be made to improve this ability by building a satellite of 1 meter of accuracy."


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