Space
  • Official: Iran to Build Nahid 3 Satellite for Geo Orbit
    11:59 - Oct 18 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Head of Iran's Space Research Center Jafar Salehi said that the country plans to manufacture Nahid 3 (Venus 3) satellite to be placed into the geostationary orbit.
  • DM Stresses Iran's Good Progress in Development of Space Program
    18:10 - Oct 15 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined that his country has taken long strides in developing its space program and building satellites.
  • Official: Iran Top Muslim Nation in Aerospace Know-How
    16:49 - Oct 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is number one among the Islamic countries in area of aerospace technology, Head of Iran’s Aerospace Research Institute Fathollah Ommi said.
  • Iran to Send New Telecommunication Satellite into Orbit
    15:40 - Oct 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior official of Iran’s space program said that the country will send a new telecommunication satellite named Nahid 1 (Venus 1) into the orbit.
  • Iran to Build Middle-Sized Satellite
    13:35 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- President of Amir Kabir University of Technology Seyed Ahmad Motamedi said that the country’s experts are trying to build a middle-sized satellite named Payam II.
  • Iranian Remote-Sensing Satellite Passes Final Tests
    12:49 - Sep 14 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran successfully conducted the final phase of tests on the indigenous satellite (Pars-1), the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Monday, adding that the satellite will be delivered to the Iranian Space Agency in coming days.

  • JAXA's MMX Mission Will Capture Mars, Its Moons in 8K
    13:51 - Sep 12 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- JAXA and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) have teamed up to develop a "Super Hi-Vision Camera" for JAXA’s Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission that will capture the first 8K ultra-high-definition images in orbit around the Red Planet.
  • Mysterious Dark Matter Deficiency in Galaxy Pair
    14:14 - Sep 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter, according to a study led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside.
  • Triple Star System Found with Weirdly Warped Planetary Disc
    12:05 - Sep 07 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The way things are in our solar system aren't always how they work elsewhere in the universe. Now, astronomers have observed a triple star system that’s warping and splitting its planetary disc into strange new shapes and multiple rings.
  • Most Massive Gravitational-Wave Source Yet
    14:55 - Sep 03 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- For all its vast emptiness, the universe is humming with activity in the form of gravitational waves. Produced by extreme astrophysical phenomena, these reverberations ripple forth and shake the fabric of space-time, like the clang of a cosmic bell.
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Iranian Army, IRGC to Stage Joint Aerial Drills

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh announced that the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are preparing to stage joint aerial wargames codenamed 'Modafe'an-e Aseman-e Velayat 99' (Guardians of Velayat's Sky-99) on wednesday.
Karabakh War Drone Crashes at Iran’s Bordering Areas

TEHRAN (FNA)- Another drone most likely belonging to the warring sides of Azerbaijan and Armenia crashed near a village in East Azarbaijan province in Northwestern Iran.
UK Taps Open Orphan to Explore Vaccine Trials That Infect Volunteers with Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Healthy, young people in the UK may soon be asked to volunteer to get deliberately exposed to COVID-19 as part of a set of human challenge studies, which aim to speed up the process of vaccine development.
Report: US Colleges Welcomed Students Back Likely Led to A Surge in COVID Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- From late July through September, students from more than 2,400 colleges and universities went back to campus to participate in what has ultimately become an American experiment in how institutions of higher education can operate during a pandemic.
Iran Reports 5,039 New Coronavirus Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Tuesday that 5,039 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 322 patients have passed away during the same period.
Iran’s Exports Threefold Imports in H1

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehdi Mirashrafi said that the volume of exported goods was three times more than imports in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-September 20).
Beijing Says US Smearing Cooperation Between China, Trade Partners

TEHRAN (FNA)- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “smearing” normal economic and trade ties between China and other countries, Beijing announced.
Study: US Must Invest More Public Money in Early Childcare

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States needs to invest more public money in early childcare, a sector hit hard by the pandemic, according to a study by the Boston Federal Reserve released Monday.
‘Shameful’: Palestinians Slam UAE Delegation Visit to Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- The arrival of a United Arab Emirates delegation in Israel has been slammed as “shameful” by Palestinian officials.
Argentina Passes 1 Million Cases as COVID-19 Hits Latin America

TEHRAN (FNA)- Argentina has passed one million coronavirus cases and it is now smaller cities like Ushuaia – known as “The End of the World” at the edge of the country – that are seeing some of the most notable upticks.
Senior Commander: Iran’s Defense Power Aimed at Deterring Threats

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid said that Iran’s military power is based on deterring any possible threats.
Iran to Start Coronavirus Vaccine Human Test in Mid-November

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said that the country has successfully tested its coronavirus vaccine on animals, adding that the human test phase will begin in mid-November.
Kremlin Slams Hacking Accusations Against Russian Intel Agencies as Blatant Russophobia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Western countries’ urge to blame everything on Moscow and Russian intelligence services is a sign of Russophobia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.
Rouhani Stresses Government’s Endeavor to Tackle Economic Woes

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his administration is striving to confront economic problems to have the least consequences for the low-income strata, noting that no justification is accepted for shortages of basic goods.
Former FDA Head Says US Entering 'Biggest Wave' of Coronavirus Pandemic, Calls Trump 'Problematic' for Holding Large Rallies

TEHRAN (FNA)- The former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the US is entering the 'biggest wave' of the coronavirus pandemic.