Iran, APSCO eye to build satellite

Iran and seven member states of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) are negotiating to jointly design and build a remote sensing satellite, said an Iranian official on March 11.

“The generality of the project has been approved by APSCO, and the negotiations over the details and financial issues will start on March 28,” Mehr news agency quoted Iran’s representative at APSCO, Abolghasem Naghash, as saying March 11.

Naghash also said that the universities from Turkey, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, Thailand, Mongolia and Peru have stated their readiness to take part in the satellite project.

Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, University of Science and Technology, as well as Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology have willingness to take part in the project as well, he said.

The plan for designing the mentioned satellite traces its history back to April 2011.

The Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli told the ISNA news agency back then that designing and building a remote-sensing satellite is one of the areas for cooperation with APSCO.

Source: trend