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Iran to launch Navid satellite by March 2012

Iran is set to launch its locally manufactured Navid satellite from the 'Safir B1' satellite launcher by the end of March 2012, Mehr news has reported. Navid is a research satellite, which was designed by scientists at the Science and Technology University in Tehran, the report said. The satellite is currently undergoing pre-launch tests. Iran launched Omid, the country's first domestically manufactured satellite into orbit on February 2, 2009.