Iran Launches Rocket into Space As Nuclear Talks to Resume

June 26, 2022

Author: 

Nasser Karimi and Isabel Debre

Publication: 

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.