The construction and launching into orbit of the ‘Martyr Soleimani’ satellite constellation will be possible with the participation of knowledge-based companies, Iran Space Agency spokesman Hosein Dalirian confirmed.
The spokesman noted from his Twitter account that the new satellites will be sent to high altitudes in the near future.
He added that the Persian space entity named one of the major space projects as Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in honor of the hero on the third anniversary of his assassination in a drone strike by Washington in Iraq on Jan. 3, 2020.
The constellation, a group of artificial satellites working together as a single system, will become a basic infrastructure for the country in the future.
‘Providing the Internet of Things service for the Iranian people is one of the most important missions of the Martyr Soleimani satellite constellation,’ Dalirian noted.
The official stressed that the Internet of Things is used in various fields, such as smart agriculture, transportation, monitoring of power transmission lines, environmental problems, as well as monitoring of oil and gas pipeline leaks.
During the week, the country held the second meeting of the Supreme Space Council, where the head of the Iranian Space Agency, Hasan Salarie, announced the approval of the 10-Year Strategic Space Program.