Iranian Noor-2 satellite releases image of 5th US Navy
Iran successfully launches a reconnaissance satellite that goes into orbit and captures images of US bases and forces in the region.
Tehran has released the first color video taken by the Noor-2 Satellite, the IRGC's satellite launched recently, the Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Eissa Zarepour.
The new image captured by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' aerospace satellite, was taken at an altitude of 500 km, and it shows the fifth US Navy base in Bahrain.
The IRGC Aerospace launched the Noor-2 satellite by the domestically-built three-stage rocket propelled by a mix of solid and liquid fuels launcher Qassed (messenger) on March 8, 2022, and it is orbiting Earth at an altitude of 500 km.
Noor-2 was launched for reconnaissance, and it went into orbit 480 seconds after launch at a speed of 6.7 km/s.
“The IRGC successfully placed Iran's second military satellite, Noor 2, into orbit 500 kilometers from earth,” Tasnim said.
It was Tehran's second satellite to orbit Earth, and it is a significant step for the country's military while raising concerns from those who oppose Iran.
The first military satellite, which took off in April 2020, placed the Noor in orbit at an altitude of 425km.
The United States claims that the same long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit could also allow the Islamic Republic to launch long-range weapons, further alleging that this could include nuclear warheads.
This is not only a major step toward boosting the country's military capabilities, but it is a manifestation of Iran's efforts in combatting the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US after it withdrew from the nuclear deal aimed at reducing Tehran's nuclear activity and offering the Islamic Republic sanction relief.