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Iran to Launch Earth Observation Satellites

Thursday, May 29th 2014
By Joe Francica

The Islamic Republic News Agency of Iran has reported that three earth obseravation satellites will be launched in the coming year. According to the report:

Three Iranian remote-sensing satellites of Zafar, Tolou and AutSat are slated for launch using Simorgh Launcher in the coming year (to start March 21, 2015), deputy head of Iran Space Agency said on Wednesday. The satellites are designed to gather data from the environment and forecast natural disasters ... The satellites can provide more accurate images from the earth in times of natural disasters such as flooding, tsunami and arson, he said, while comment of the applications of images of the satellites.

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