22 April 2020 - 14:46
News ID: 450015
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully launched and placed the ‎country’s first military satellite into the orbit.‎

RNA – The elite force fired the satellite — dubbed Nour (Light)-1 — aboard Qased (Carrier) ‎satellite carrier during an operation that was staged in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran’s sprawling central ‎desert, on Wednesday, the Corps’ Sepah News reported.‎

The satellite was placed into the orbit 425 kilometers above Earth’s surface.‎

Leader congratulates IRGC on founding anniversary

The announcement was made on the day when the elite military force is marking the ‎anniversary of its establishment on April 22, 1979 upon an order by the late founder of the ‎Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.‎

Marking the occasion, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali ‎Khamenei expressed his gratitude towards the IRGC for its performance.‎

IRGC General Mohammad Shirazi, the head of the Leader’s Military Office, relayed the ‎congratulatory message of the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces to Major ‎General Hossein Salami, the IRGC’s chief commander.‎

‎“Convey my regards to the IRGC personnel and their respectable families on the occasion of ‎its founding anniversary,” the message noted. “I extend gratitude to them for their good ‎performance and efforts. My prayers are with them.”‎


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