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IRGC launches Iran’s first military satellite into orbit

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday launched Iran’s first-ever military satellite into an earth orbit.

According to Tasnim news agency, the IRGC successfully put Noor (Light), the first Iranian military satellite, into orbit on Wednesday morning.

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.