Iran Launches Military Satellite

Iran Launches Military Satellite

On April 21, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed to have successfully launched the country’s first military satellite into orbit. According to an IRGC statement, a three-stage rocket called the “Qased”…

Iran Fails to Launch Satellite in Orbit

Iran Fails to Launch Satellite in Orbit

On February 9, Iran unsuccessfully launched a Simorgh rocket carrying a “Zafar 1” communications satellite. According to Iranian Defense Ministry spokesman Ahmad Hosseini, “Stage-1 and stage-2 motors of the carrier…

Iranian Satellite Launch Fails

Iranian Satellite Launch Fails

On February 5, Iran attempted to launch a satellite from the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Semnan province, ultimately failing to put it into orbit, according to new satellite imagery….