“There are also achievements in missile, drone, marine and aerial areas which will be unveiled with the presence of the president by the end of the year,” he said during a press conference.

The current Iranian calendar year ends on March 20, 2021.

The defense minister also said that the country will send satellites into space by its two indigenized carriers named Simorq (Phoenix) and Zol Janah.

He noted, “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s space program is a permanent program which has passed several phases and has several other phases ahead.”

“The country needs heavier cargos over 100 kilogram to be carried into space and we plan to carry heavier cargos to the higher altitude orbits which will be done by the Simorq and Zol Janah satellite carriers,” Hatami explained.

“We have the Sarir satellite carrier for cargos weighing between 300 kilogram to 1,000 kilogram and we will, of course, have Soroush-1 and Soroush-2 satellite carriers for higher altitude orbits at 36,000 kilometer,” the Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

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