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Iran has announced the creation of a space tracking center, according to RT (TV-Novosti).
Iranian President Ahmadinejad praised the new center as a benchmark in the country's space program.

“This is a highly great achievement and we are among the few countries with such a center and if we send a satellite into the space, we can receive its information in our country,” Ahmadinejad said in an address inaugurating the center in Markazi province on Sunday. He added that the "inauguration of this center has brought us one step closer to the complete use of space."

Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi told reporters that the center would mostly be used to monitor satellites passing overhead using radar, electro-optic and radio systems.

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