Tehran – Iran has successfully tested a space-launch vehicle with capability of carrying satellites, a local media reported on Thursday.
According to the media report, the rocket, Simorgh, is able to carry satellites weighing as much as 250 kilogrammes at an orbit about 500 km above the Earth’s surface.
The launch, carried out by Imam Khomeini Space Centre, marked official inauguration of the space base, which is responsible for all operations related to satellite carriers, including preparation, launch, control and steering.
“The space centre satisfies the latest international standards, the report said.
It added that the base would be able to meet all the country’s needs at low Earth orbit after final phase of its development. (NAN)