Ahmadinejad: Iran to launch another satellite soon
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  • Notwithstanding the West’s concerns over Tehran’s launch of satellite ‘Omid’ in February 2009, Iran’s President Mahmood Ahmedinejad stated that his country will launch another satellite that is expected to be placed in a higher orbital zone1. Given the dual-use nature of space technology, Iran’s space program has evoked substantial concern in the West over its strategic intentions.