February 3, 2015
Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)
Iran successfully launched the Fajr satellite into space aboard the Safir rocket on February 2. The Fajr satellite, which weighs 52 kg, was sent to a 250 to 450 kilometer orbit. It is the fourth Iranian-built satellite successfully launched into orbit; the previous three launches occurred between 2009 and 2012. According to Director of space projects at Iran Electronics Industries (IEI) Mehdi Sarvi, the Fajr satellite has no military purpose.