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Tehran (XNA) Oct 12, 2011
Iran is going to launch domestically- built Navid satellite by Safir satellite launcher by the end of March 2012, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.
Navid (promise) is a research satellite and is currently undergoing pre-launch tests, said the report without further details.
In June, Iran put the Rasad (surveillance) satellite in the orbit to render images to the country.
Iran put a satellite into orbit in 2009 and sent some small animals into space in 2010. It plans to send man into space by 2020.
Source: Source: Xinhua
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SSTL celebrates 30th anniversary of groundbreaking satellite UoSAT-1
Guildford, UK (SPX) Oct 10, 2011
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of Surrey's first satellite, UoSAT-1. Launched into orbit on 6th October 1981, UoSAT-1 was designed and built by a team from the University of Surrey led by SSTL founder Sir Martin Sweeting. SSTL exploited the rapid advances being made in the late 1970's in microelectronics to enable the team to bu ... read more
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