President Rouhani tours Iran space tech expo

Iran’s President Rouhani addresses rally on the 36th anniversary of Islamic Revolution.

Iran’s President Rouhani addresses rally on the 36th anniversary of Islamic Revolution.

Tehran, Feb 17, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani visited an Exhibition on Achievements of Iran’s Latest Space Technologies here on Tuesday.

Several locally-achieved space attainments are on display in the exhibition.

Several high-ranking Iranian officials were also accompanying President Rouhani during the visit.

Iran is the fourth country, after Russia, US and China, which is goint to independently send astronauts into orbit.

Earlier this month, Iran successfully placed into orbit the domestically-made National Fajr (Dawn) Satellite with President Rouhani issuing the order for its launch.

Equipped with GPS navigation system, Fajr, weighing 52 kilos, is the fourth Iranian-made satellite which was put into orbit after three others between 2009 and 2012.

After Iran launched its first locally-built satellite, Omid (Hope), in 2009, it put two other satellites including, Rasad (Observation), and Navid-e Elm-o Sanat (Harbinger of Science and Industry) into space.

By IRNA