Iran will launch a satellite on Sunday, a government minister said, as part of a fledgling program the United States says is a cover for ballistic missile development.
“The Zafar satellite will be placed in orbit today from Semnan at a speed of 7,400 kilometers,” Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said, according to the official IRIB news agency.
The Payam satellite is launched in Iran, January 15, 2019, in this still image taken from video. (Reuters)
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Iranian Space Suit from Twitter account of Iranian ICT Minister