Noor-III Satellite Launch Testament to Sanctions’ Failure: Iranian President

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The president of Iran hailed the successful launch of the Noor-III satellite into orbit as both a national victory and proof that the enemy’s sanctions and threats have ended in failure.

In a message on Wednesday, Ebrahim Raisi offered his congratulations to the Iranian nation and space experts of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on the successful production and launch of the Noor-III (Light-III) imaging satellite and thanked all those who played a role in this achievement.

He said the launch was a "national success" and the result of his administration’s attention to the country’s space industry.

It once again proved that the enemy's sanctions and threats have no impact on the determination of Iranian experts and scientists to tread the path of progress, he added.

The Iranian president also called on the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology as well as the Iranian Space Agency to continue to pave the way for further progress of the country’s space industry.

The IRGC Aerospace Force successfully launched the homegrown imaging satellite Noor-III into orbit 450 kilometers above the Earth on Wednesday morning.

Noor-III was launched by satellite carrier Qassed (Messenger) and was placed into an orbit 450 kilometers above Earth’s surface.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian hailed the successful launch of the Noor-III satellite which he said was the outcome of the round-the-clock efforts of the country's young experts.

"This honorable project is the result of the study and round-the-clock efforts of our country's young scientists and experts in the space industry and those within Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps," Amirabdollahian said in a post on his X account on Wednesday.

Despite sanctions imposed by Western countries in recent years, Iran has managed to take giant strides in the civilian space program.

It is among the world’s top 10 countries capable of developing and launching satellites.