Iran Launches First Space Research Unit

February 4, 2008

Iran on Monday launched its first space research unit in presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The president said the launch of the first space research unit would be great stride to serve the mankind and would lead to Iran's exaltation and progress.

He inaugurated Iran's first space terminal this morning.

The country's first space terminal comprises of Omid satellite, Iran's first homemade developed research satellite which has been designed and constructed by the Iranian experts.

The Omid satellite will be launched in the near future.

Iran's space terminal has been designed to send the Islamic Republic's first homemade research satellite into orbit in the near future.

During the ceremony, President Ahmadinejad inspected different sections of the terminal.

The ceremony was attended by several ministers and a number of senior officials.