The latest news and views about space sciences and Iran’s achievements in this field
Iran is ready to launch another satellite, dubbed Zafar 2, into orbit thanks to efforts by researchers at Iran’s University of Science and Technology that was the impetus behind construction of the satellite, the head of the university said.
Iran’s minister of information and communications technology says the country is, in two weeks, set to test launch a new carrier rocket capable of placing satellites weighing 100 kilograms into orbit.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has hailed the launch of Iran-made Khayyam satellite into orbit as a major achievement in the country’s airspace section, saying his administration is planning on pushing the industry forward with more investment.
Iran’s minister of information and communications technology says the Islamic Republic will make new versions of the newly-launched Khayyam satellite in a joint collaboration with Russia.
Iran has received the first telemetry data sent from the Khayyam satellite, hours after the remote-sensing Iranian-made satellite was launched by a Russian rocket from a station operated by Moscow in Kazakhstan.
The head of Iran’s space agency elaborates on the country’s “comprehensive plans” to promote its space industry, as part of which, he says, Tehran has three remote-sensing satellites in line to be launched.
The commander of the aerospace division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the space sector is extremely significant and a key ground for progress in other fields, stressing that Iran is now advancing quickly in the field of aerospace industries.
Iran has announced an agreement it has reached with Russia on the exploitation of outer space for peaceful purposes.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has once again invited Iran to observe the moon online.
Iran’s minister of communication and information technology has unveiled plans for the launch of five new homegrown satellites by the end of the current Iranian year.
The military satellite Noor, sent into orbit by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has taken clear mosaic images of Al-Udeid Air Base, the forward headquarters of the US military’s Central Command in Qatar.
An Iranian IRGC commander says the country plans to increase the orbital altitude of its military satellite to reach a geosynchronous equatorial orbit of 36,000 kilometres in the coming years.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says this year’s target of a surge in domestic production would be totally achievable when the country has managed to launch a homegrown satellite into space.
The Iranian president has praised the successful launch into orbit of the country’s first defence satellite as an invaluable national achievement.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected the stances adopted by France and the UK on the launch of Iranian homegrown Noor satellite as a result of double standards and accepting the US bullying policies.
The commander of the IRGC aerospace force says that the Islamic Republic carries out its space work without attracting much attention because the enemy seeks to monitor it.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says sanctions, threats and political enticement cannot slow down the Islamic Republic's move to pursue its national interests and legal rights.
An Iranian commander says the military satellite launched by the IRGC into orbit on Wednesday is to carry out reconnaissance and strategic support missions.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has denounced Washington and Berlin's recent stances on the successful launch of the Noor satellite into space, calling them interference in the Islamic Republic’s internal affairs.