Iran launches satellite from Russian territory

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 27, 2005 16:34
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Iran launched a satellite into space from a site in Russia, and obtained Russian assistance for the launch, including the launch facilities. In an official announcement, Iran said that the Russian-manufactured satellite, Sina 1, was intended for research and communications. The 20-kilogram technological satellite is a relatively small one, Israel Radio reported. The Iranians have announced that they will launch two satellites. The second satellite, manufactured by Italy, will carry photographic equipment and is intended to be a spy satellite. Its development encountered technical difficulties. There are only seven countries in the world, with Israel among them, which can manufacture their own satellites. Approximately 80 other countries, including Iran, have purchased satellites from the seven members of the "Space Club."

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