'Private sector could help enhance national space tech'

April 6, 2018 - 21:20

TEHRAN -- Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari has said the private sector could help enhance space technology in the country.

The private sector would be a great help to improve space-based marketing, Barari announced in a press release on Wednesday.

Regarding emerging space economy and improving space-related applications, there is a great need for job creators and innovators in this realm, he added.

The private sector can be an operating company for satellite communications and invest in establishing and equipping space stations, he explained.

The Iranian Space Agency is a government organization. Iran became an orbital-launch-capable nation in 2009. The country is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1958.

ISA aims policy making for the application of space technologies aiming peaceful uses of outer space, manufacturing, launching and use of the national research satellites, approving the space related state and private sector programs, promoting the partnership of the private and cooperative sectors in efficient uses of space, identifying guidelines concerning the regional and international cooperation in space issues. 


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