Intelligence Minister Seyed Mahmoud Alawi has said Iran’s success in launching another satellite into orbit has paved the way for making further advances in aerospace technology
ˈSending the Fajr satellite into orbit has prepared the ground for Iranˈs enhancement and progress in the space sector,ˈ Alawi said, addressing a group of people in the Ilam province.
Elsewhere, the minister pointed to the plots hatched by the enemies against Iran, and said, ˈWe are monitoring all enemiesˈ (movements and) plots in the region and we will nip them in the bud.ˈ
The Fajr satellite was sent into the orbit on the back of the home-made Safir-e Fajr launcher on Monday.
After ordering its launching, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country had ushered into a new era of aerospace technology by sending a new home-made satellite into orbit.
ˈThe prominent Iranian scientists and thinkers have entered a new stage in area of space sciences,ˈ Rouhani said after Iran launched its home-made Fajr satellite into orbit.
ˈThe government is determined to continue the path of national progress and God willing, we will reach a stage in the coming when all the countryˈs needs in the space field will be met by the hands of the powerful Iranian scientists and based on indigenized technology,ˈ he added.
In relevant remarks, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan congratulated the Iranian government and nation on the successful launch and orbiting of the satellite.
The fully home-grown satellite which has been built by experts at the defense ministryˈs Aerospace Industries Organization proves the Islamic Republic of Iranˈs high capabilities to launch satellites into orbit, General Dehqan said.
ˈIt is also another indicator of the countryˈs flourishing scientific growth in the state-of-the-art technologies,ˈ he added.