The head of Iran’s Space Agency is interested in partnership with NASA. Mohsen Bahrami stated at World Space Week that NASA’s programs are impressive and many other space agencies aspire to such progress. He claims that out there, in cosmos, we forget about color and gender and work together for new discoveries. Since last summer, when Iran signed the nuclear deal together with world leaders, this was the first time a desire of such a grandeur was expressed.
Bahrami is now expecting an answer to his request, being aware of the fact that both countries need to agree to the partnership. He underlines the idea that his country has a powerful and peaceful space agency. They have capable scientists. Iran is known to have already started negotiations with other space agencies from different countries, like China, Japan, and Russia.
His country has been struggling to send its satellites into outer space to analyze and capture natural disasters produced by earthquakes. Their spaceships were designed to boost military surveillance and improve telecommunication systems. The US is afraid that the same intelligent technology for the spacecraft could be implemented into developing bombs or other lethal weapons.
Apparently, Iran had denied US’s affirmation, reassuring the whole planet that their intentions are peaceful. Iran’s representative claims that it’s not using their space program to produce weapons. They are just eager to share the data on their spacecraft and other scientific findings, through a partnership with NASA.
Back in 2013, Iran managed to send a monkey into outer space. Another significant success was when they set up a space tracking center which monitored all the objects that were passing through our orbit. A partnership with NASA could only bring home more efficient discoveries and great success.
Bahrami asserted its country would send three mini-satellites into our orbit by 2018. He cooperated with Eutelsat, Intelsat, and Asiasat for the building of these spaceships. Their project reached the final stage. Iran’s leader hopes to sign an agreement with those space agencies by the end of this year. After they sign the contract, they will need three years for the satellites to be ready.
Do you believe the US will accept Iran’s idea of having a partnership with NASA? Do you think the relationships between these countries will change?
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