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Imam Khomeini spaceport 80% complete, Iran says
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_famous_vahidi38.jpgTEHRAN – Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced on Saturday that a new space center, named after Imam Khomeini, will be used for launching domestically made satellites into space.
The new space center, which is 80 percent complete, will be used for sending satellites made by Iran and other Muslim countries into space, Vahidi said.
Iranian commemorated the death anniversary of Imam Khomeini, the Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on Sunday. 
“The children of great Khomeini, the innovative and leading scientists and experts at the Aerospace Industry Organization of the Defense Ministry, will send into orbit the new generation of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s satellites from this center,” Vahidi stated. 
As the first step, Vahidi said, the Tolou satellite will be launched into orbit from the Imam Khomeini space center.

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