Iraq to Launch Satellite this Month

By John Lee.

The Ministry of Science and Technology announced that it will launch a satellite for research purposes on 20th June from a base in the north of Russia.

Built in conjunction with La Sapienza University in Rome, the "Tigrisat" satellite (pictured) will also detect dust storms over Iraq.

It weighs just 4 Kg and measures 10 x 10 x 30 cm.

(Sources: Aswat Al Iraq, Ministry of Science and Technology)

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