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IRGC Shoots Iran’s First Military Satellite into Orbit
By Staff, Agencies
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps [IRGC] has successfully launched and placed the country’s first military satellite into the orbit.
The elite force fired the satellite — dubbed Nour [Light]-1 — aboard Qased [Carrier] satellite carrier during an operation that was staged in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran's sprawling central desert, on Wednesday, the IRGC's Sepah News reported.
The launching comes one day after the 41st anniversary of the foundation of the IRGC organization.
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.
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