Iranian Satellite Rasad Launched Successfully into Earth Orbit

June 15, 2011

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Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran announced the successful launch of its second domestically-produced satellite. The Rasad micro-satellite's mission includes space imagery and the relay of telemetry information to earth stations. The 15-kilogram satellite was launched aboard the Iranian-produced Safir launch vehicle to an orbit at an altitude of 260 kilometers.