At a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Raisi said acquiring the advanced technology to put a satellite into space was “very invaluable and a source of pride.”
“The obtainment of this technology is among the manifestations of national might, which was made possible with the efforts of the Armed Forces — especially the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Communications Ministry — and which must continue with greater force,” he said.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force launched the Nour-2 (Light-2) satellite — its second homegrown satellite — into a low Earth orbit (LEO) on Tuesday morning.
Nour-2 is to carry out a range of military and civilian missions in Iran, including reconnaissance and natural disaster response operations.
Back on April 22, 2020, the IRGC had successfully placed Nour-1 into an orbit 425 kilometers above the earth’s surface