Watch Moment Iran Successfully Launches Simorgh Satellite Carrier

July 27, 2017



Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center successfully launched the Simorgh carrier rocket, with a mission of placing Iranian satellites into low orbit. The Simorgh is capable of delivering satellites weighing as much as 250 kilograms to an orbit of 500 kilometers above the Earth. The launch signals the official inauguration of the Imam Khomeini Space Center, which will be responsible for all operations related to satellite carriers, including preparation, launch, control, and guidance.