On occasion of the World Space Week, the Deputy Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli issued a statement about the launch of three remote sensing satellites.
On 4 October, the Deputy Head of ISA gave notice that these three new satellites will be sent into space to conduct monitoring, remote sensing and topography enterprises. Also, he communicated that the acquisition of complete knowledge of geosynchronous and remote-sensing technologies remains among ISA's priorities.
The satellites Zafar and Tolou will orbit around 36,000 and 500 kilometers above the equator, respectively. They will be equipped with colour cameras and will gather data to observe the Earth's surface and detect natural disasters. The satellites' launch is part of the 10-years strategic agenda formulated in July 2014 by the Agency.