IRGC Launches Military Satellite into Orbit (+Video)
- April, 22, 2020 - 11:15
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday launched Iran’s first-ever military satellite into an earth orbit.
The IRGC successfully put Noor (light), the first Iranian military satellite, into orbit on Wednesday morning.
The homegrown satellite was launched with a three-stage satellite carrier, dubbed Qassed.
The operation was carried from a launch pad in Dasht-e Kavir, a large desert in central Iran.
The satellite was successfully placed into an orbit 425 kilometers above the Earth.
The launch of the military satellite marks a milestone in the space industry in Iran.