Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) declared that the country will send 3 new domestically-made satellites to orbit by the end of this year.
Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA)Morteza Barari said on Sunday that the decision has been made to accomplish the tasks related by Nahid 1 telecommunication satellite and Zafar and Pars 1 sensing satellites to orbit them this year.
He added that Zafar and Pars 1 satellites enjoy the resolutions of 22.5m and 15m, respectively, Iran Press reported.
"We are trying to build a sensing satellite with the resolution of 1m by 2025," Barari said.
The ISA chief stressed that no country had assisted Iran in the development of satellites launched by the country so far, adding that the Islamic Republic's top universities had instead made good strategic and long-term investments in the field.
In February 2017, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled 3 new achievements in the space industry, including Payam, which has been made in Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology with the mission to take surveying images at resolutions below 40 meters.
In July 2017, Iran inaugurated the Imam Khomeini National Space Center with the successful test-launch of a homegrown satellite carrier dubbed Simorgh. The center administrates the development, launch, and navigation of Iranian satellite carriers.