Fajr Satellite Serves No Military Purpose: Iranian Official

February 3, 2015


Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)

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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.