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Iran announces successful launch of second military satellite

Israel National News reports: “Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Tuesday announced the successful launch of its second military satellite, Tasnim reported.

The homegrown satellite, Noor-II, was launched into an earth orbit on Tuesday morning, the site said. Its orbit, 500 kilometers above earth, was reached approximately eight minutes after launch, Tasnim added.

The satellite launched with a three-stage carrier, Qassed, from a launch pad in a desert in northeastern Iran.

According to Tasnim, the Noor-II will be used for reconnaissance operations, as well as for remote sensing…”

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