Iran names OIC satellite 'volunteers'
In October, the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) ratified a bill allowing the government to enhance its efforts to design and launch satellites and satellite carriers. Three years after Russia launched Iran's first satellite in 2005, another satellite --jointly designed by Iran, China, and Thailand -- was launched into orbit by China. Iranian officials say Islamic countries could use satellite imagery for hazard and natural disaster management as well as accurate cartography.
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Official clarification from the National Space Agency of Malaysia:
"With reference to that news/article, ANGKASA herewith intends to clarify that there has been no discussion held between ANGKASA Malaysia and Iran on Malaysia participating voluntarily in building and launching of the Besharat satellite.
Hence, the National Space Agency of Malaysia is not aware of any arrangements involving Malaysia's participation as quoted."