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Iran Launches Imaging Satellite into Orbit

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran on Wednesday announced that the country has sent an imaging satellite into an earth orbit.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has successfully put Noor-III (light-III), its third military satellite, into orbit, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Issa Zarepour announced on Wednesday.

The imaging satellite was launched with a homegrown satellite carrier, dubbed Qassed, he added.

The satellite was successfully placed into an orbit 450 kilometers above Earth.

The IRGC had launched the first Iranian military satellite, Noor-I, in April 2020, and Noor-II in March 2022.

All three satellites have been sent into orbit by the Qassed satellite carrier, designed and manufactured by the IRGC Aerospace Force.


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