Establishment of new civilization during the 2nd phase of the Islamic Revolution (3)
Greetings dear listeners, and welcome to another episode of our series “Main Revolutionary Ideal: Establishment of New Civilization during the 2nd Phase of the Islamic Revolution”.
As you might recall, the Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on February 11 on the auspicious 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, issued an important statement in regard to the second 40-year phase of the Islamic Revolution.
He emphasized the important civilization-building role of the Islamic Revolution and elaborated on the capacities and spectacular achievements of the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted the flexible nature of the Islamic Revolution, in line with its fundamentals, goals and commitments, which has prevented it from stagnancy over the past four decades, thereby enabling the country and the Iranian people to explore new paths of development.
Among the resounding accomplishments of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is the ever-increasing growth and active presence of the country in scientific arenas abroad.
One of the areas of Iran’s dazzling progress after victory of the Islamic Revolution, particularly over the past few years, is aerospace, in which the Islamic Republic is among the top nine countries of the world, possessing complete satellite technology.
The Islamic Republic Iran is the 9th country that succeeded in launching a satellite into space. This important accomplishment was made in the first ten years of activities of Iran's space organization, which once again shows the significant potentials and abilities of Iranian scientists and experts.
Iran began launching satellites into space as of the year 2005.
Over the past few years, Iran's aerospace industry has designed and manufactured satellite launchers, built the ground station for receiving space data, and sent living creatures into outer space.
Today, satellites play a vital role in providing important information and opening new vistas of discovery. No wonder, satellites are called “The Third Eye” of the modern man, and countries which do not possess satellite technology are referred to as blind countries.
Omid Satellite was the first Iran-made research and telecommunication orbiter to be launched into space. Next, Iran launched into orbit the Rasad Satellite for collecting weather data, at an elevation of 270-kilometer above earth.
This was followed by Navid Satellite, which is an upgraded version compared to the previous ones. Following these significant achievements, Iran produced the Fajr Satellite on a par with international standards, which is fact an upgraded model of Omid Satellite.
With the launching of the solid-fuel Pishgaam Explorer, a new record was registered in Iran's space-related accomplishments. Pishgaam and the monkey it carried, orbited the Earth at an altitude of 120-kilometers, before making a safe landing with the creature alive. This meant, Iran is among the few countries possessing the ability to send living creatures into space and ensuring their safe return to Earth.
Director of Iran's Space Organization, Dr. Morteza Barari, has underscored that the space technology will experience a significant growth in the next twenty years.
Meanwhile, as per the first ten-year development plan of Iran's Space Organization, which ended in 2006, Iran made spectacular progress in space technology, mastering its intricacies and setting eyes on further progress. Presently, twelve countries, including Iran, have fully mastered space technology.
This means, the projects underway and long-term goals indicate a promising future for Iran's aerospace industry, thanks to the ingenuity and commitment of Iranian scientists and experts. The continuation of this glittering path warrants relentless efforts, of which the Iranian scientists are fully capable of. During the second 40-year phase of the Islamic Revolution, these accomplishments will certainly uplift Iran's status in one of the superior scientific fields of the modern world.