IRGC Sends 2nd Military Satellite to Orbit

IRGC Sends 2nd Military Satellite to Orbit

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Tuesday launched its second homegrown military satellite into an earth orbit.

The IRGC successfully put Noor-II (light-II), the second Iranian military satellite, into orbit on Tuesday morning.

The homegrown satellite was launched with a three-stage satellite carrier, dubbed Qassed.

The operation was carried from a launch pad located in desert in Shahroud, northeast of Iran.

The satellite was successfully placed into an orbit 500 kilometers above the Earth eight minutes after the launch.

Noor-II is used for remote-sensing and reconnaissance operations.

The IRGC had launched the first Iranian military satellite, Noor-I, in April 2020

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