Iran has revealed new details on the new space center that is being built in the country, IRNA reported.
According to the Head of Iranian Space Agency, Hamid Fazeli, the new space center is being built in the South-East of Iran in Chabahar region.
In June, Iran's defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced that the country is finishing construction of a new space center that will allow it to soon launch more domestically made satellites into orbit.
"The place in Chabahar was selected due to higher security availability, and lower population density in the area," Hamid Fazeli explained. "Iranian Space Agency is monitoring the work, and the center will be completed soon."
Fazeli said that this center will allow to launch bigger and heavier satellites into orbit, adding that this center is not a military structure.
Iran launched its first domestically-produced satellite Omid (Hope) in 2009, an endeavor which made it the ninth country having the capability to launch satellites.
Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations' Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1959.