Iran to Unveil New Rockets, Satellites in February, Mehr Reports

Iran plans to display new rockets and satellites starting tomorrow as part of anniversary celebrations of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Mehr reported, citing remarks yesterday by Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi.

The new equipment that will be unveiled during the 10-day celebrations include the Safir 1-B and Kavoshgar 4 rockets as well as the Rasad and Fajr satellites, the state-run news agency said.

The Safir 1-B rocket can carry a satellite weighing 50 kilos (110 pounds) into orbit, Mehr reported.

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