Iran Puts into Orbit Country’s First Military Satellite

Iran Puts into Orbit Country’s First Military Satellite

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully put into orbit the country’s first military satellite.

The satellite was launched by a two-phased carrier in central Iran earlier on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. It was put into orbit at an altitude of 425 kilometers from the earth’s surface. This is a major accomplishment in Iran’s space domain. The newly-launched military satellite is named “Noor” that means “light” in Persian. Iran has already made considerable progress in the field of aerospace and the development of non-military satellites.

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