Iran’s Space Industry to Reach GEO Orbit in 2028: ICT Minister

Iran’s Space Industry to Reach GEO Orbit in 2028: ICT Minister

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s minister of communications and information technology (ICT) said the country’s space industry will reach the GEO orbit in 2028.

Expounding on the strategic vision of the country’s space industry, Issa Zarepour noted that it has gained outstanding achievements, especially over the past two years.

The minister pointed out that his ministry has formulated a 10-year road map for the country’s space industry which was approved last year (2022), details of which were announced by President Ebrahim Raisi.

According to the road map, the country should get access to the Geo orbit at 36,000 km altitude, Zarepour emphasized.

All experts and specialists in the country’s space industry are trying to materialize this objective, he added, Mehr news agency reported.

During the second meeting of the Supreme Space Council, headed by the president, a 10-year strategic space plan was approved and endorsed by the Council, he said, adding, “According to the plan, Iran will become a regional hub in the development of the space technology in the next 10 years.”

Planning and implementing space missions so that citizens, startups, businesses and executive organizations can benefit from the world’s most modern technologies, are among the goals of the plan, he noted.

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