Tehran, IRNA - Spokesman of the Space Department of the Iranian Defense Ministry Ahmad Hosseini said on Sunday that Iran launched a second homemade “Zoljanah” satellite carrier.
Hosseini said that the performance of the three-stage carrier, which uses compound fuel, can be evaluated in each launch.
The second homemade 'Zoljanah' satellite carrier is a sub-orbital satellite carrier that was conducted to achieve predetermined research objectives, he noted.
Earlier, Minister of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Amir Hatami hailed the launch of the first homemade satellite carrier called Zoljanah, saying that it was a breakthrough and proved Iran's scientific power.
By launching Zoljanah with the solid-fuel engine, the Iranian youth proved that they spare no effort to achieve science, knowledge, and technology to reach the peak of success, the defense minister said.
Iran, today, relies on its indigenous capacities in all scientific fields, he added.