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7600 employees active in upstream space industry

Tehran, The director of Iranian Space Agency said that 7600 employees work in Iran's upstream space industry, which includes building space satellites and their launchers.

Morteza Barari in a recent interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said, 'In addition, about 2,700 people work in downstream space industries.'

Currently more than 10,000 employees work in Iranian space supply chain.

Referring to the expansion of downstream companies, he added, 'In recent years, telemetry and other activities have been assigned to private sector contractors.'

Earlier this year in June, Barari announced that the private sector possesses 260 billion dollars out of total 345 billion dollars revenue of space industry.

Elsewhere in his remarks, head of Iranian space body referred to the innovative space startups event held last week and described it as an important step toward facilitating the creation of new businesses in the space industry.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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