Iran launches observation satellite

Islamic Republic sends ‘Navid’ into orbit. Satellite said to be equipped with advanced surveillance, imaging systems 

Dudi Cohen


Iran on Friday launched an observation satellite into orbit, its Arabic satellite television channel Al-Alam reported.



A report by the official Iranian news agency IRNA confirmed the launch: „The Navid satellite was launched successfully… It will be placed into an orbit (at an altitude) between 250 and 370 kilometers,” the head of Iran’s Space Organization, Hamid Fazeli, said.


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