IRGC Launches Satellite Carrier into Space


IRGC Launches Satellite Carrier into Space

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force carried out a suborbital launch of its homegrown “Qaem-100” satellite carrier on Saturday.

Known as the first three-stage satellite carrier with solid fuel developed by the IRGC Aerospace Force, Qaem-100 can carry satellites weighing 80 kg into an orbit 500 kilometers above the Earth.

During Saturday’s test, the solid-propellant engine used for the first stage of the launch, dubbed Rafe’, operated successfully.

Qaem-100 three-stage satellite carrier is going to be employed for the launch of Nahid, a satellite manufactured by the Iranian Ministry of Information and Communications Technology in the near future.