TEHRAN – The ministry of information and communications technology of Iran said Monday that the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi is speeding up the development of the space industry.
The administration, it said, is determined to make the best use of the space industry.
The Supreme Space Council of Iran held its first meeting last year to resume its activities after a decade-long pause.
The council decided to prepare a 10-year plan for the space industry, resulting in scores of specialized sessions held to give the industry a jolt.
Skepticism about Iran’s space program has its roots in a media propaganda campaign, which has been hatched to disappoint the elite and scientists.
The launch of three research and operational satellites into orbit, out of which two of the launches have been successful, should be seen in line with the current administration’s effort to push the space industry to new frontiers.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani hailed the successful launch of Qaem-100, the Iranian-developed launch vehicle.
“The successful launching of the “Qaem-100” satellite carrier is another display of national power and the ability of young Iranian scientists to conquer the peaks of science and modern technologies, under sanctions and maximum pressure, and this is what infuriates and bedazzles the enemies of the Iranian nation,” Kanaani wrote on his Twitter account.
The IRGC Aerospace Force successfully test fired Qaem 100 solid fuel carrier on Saturday.
The carrier is capable of putting satellites up to 80 kg into orbits 500 kilometer above the earth.