Gen. Salami: Iran 'first Muslim Country' to Launch Satellite into Orbit

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News ID: 56201
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 19:01 - 08 March 2022
Tuesday, 8 March 2022 (YJC)_ IRGC top commander said Iran is the first Muslim country that launched satellites into orbit.

Gen. Salami: Iran 'first Muslim Country' to Launch Satellite into OrbitDuring his remarks on the ceremony of launching the Iranian 'Noor-2' Satellite into orbit, IRGC top commander, Major General Hossein Salami noted that is the first Muslim country that launched satellites into orbit.

“We are capable of defeating the enemy while turning our knowledge into successful products,” he said.

On Tuesday morning, the 'Noor-2' Satellite launched by the domestically-built launcher Qassed (messenger) by the IRGC Aerospace and placed it into orbit at an altitude of 500 km, after 480 seconds at a speed of 6.7 km/s.

Prior to this, in April 2020 'Noor-1', the first military satellite of Iran, was successfully launched into orbit by the Qassed carrier.

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