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    Iran, Roscosmos Discuss Price of Remote-Sensing Satellite Construction, Launch

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    Iranian Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said that Tehran is in talks with the Roscosmos corporation on the implementation details of the nuclear project in Iran and is trying to agree on a suitable price.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Tehran and Russia's Roscosmos space corporation agreed on the general design, development and launching of a remote-sensing satellite for the needs of the Middle Eastern country and are negotiating the financial aspect of the deal, Iranian Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said Saturday.

    “At the moment, we are in talks with the Roscosmos corporation on the implementation details of the project and are trying to agree on a suitable price,” Vaezi  told Mehr news agency.

    Last month, after his visit to Russia, Vaezi said that the construction of the satellite was expected to last for two years.

    In January, Roscosmos General Director Igor Komarov confirmed negotiations were underway on launching a satellite for Iran, adding that the Russian  space agency was in talks with Tehran on the possible training of an Iranian astronaut for a space mission.


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