Iran to bring confiscated Mesbah Sat back from Italy

Tehran, November 10, The Iran Project- Minister of communication says Iran brings the confiscated Mesbah Satellite back from Italy, preparing either Mesbah or Sharif home-made satellites for launch in February.

Speaking to the reporters on the sidelines of his visit to 21th Press Exhibition in Tehran on Tuesday, Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology noted that with lifting the sanctions and JCPOA implementation, Iran is able to bring the confiscated Mesbah satellite back from Italy, highlighting Italy readiness to return the satellite.

Underlining high expenses of launching satellites for the country, he stated that the expert research needs to be conducted to specify which of Sharif Sat or Mesbah Sat will be launched by the date.

Vaezi went on to say that currently Sharif Sat made by Sharif University of Technology students is almost prepared to be launched, adding that the ministry prefers to use the home-made launchers.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the minister hoped that one of the two satellites will be ready to be launched along with 37th anniversary of Islamic revolution.

Earlier, Iran sent its Mesbah satellite to Italy in 2003 to undergo some testing and research, but Italy was unable to return it as a result of the UN Security Council’s sanctions on Iran.