Iran Launches Rocket into Space As Nuclear Talks to Resume

June 26, 2022


Nasser Karimi and Isabel Debre


Associated Press

On June 26, Iran's state media announced that the country launched a solid-fueled Zuljanah space launch vehicle (SLV). Satellite imagery indicated that Iran had been preparing a launch at Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Semnan Province. The Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) said that the Zuljanah is capable of carrying a 220-kilogram satellite into low-earth orbit. The United States criticized the Iranian launch.