Jan 10, 2019, 10:16 AM
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Iran monitors space debris: Official

Tehran, Jan 10, IRNA – Iran along with Peru, Pakistan and China monitor the space debris through the observatory constructed on a joint investment of Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO), an Iranian official said on Thursday.

Head of Development and Services Department at Iranian Space Agency (ISA), Ali Sadeqi-Naeini, told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that the ISA observatory was one node in the network of APSCO observatories, along with another node in Pakistan, and two others in China.

The observation network is continuously monitoring the space debris and satellites, as well as the orbital parameters of the satellites, he added.

'The data obtained through the operation will be provided to all countries,' the Iranian official said.

He also noted that Iran was engaged in transactions with United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA), and the country is supporting the SPIDER program of the UN in the region.

The UN-SPIDER is a platform facilitating the use of space-based technologies for disaster management and emergency response.

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