Iran after Noor-II satellite in orbit: No sanctions can stop our development
The Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force announces that the Noor-II military satellite was successfully placed in orbit and that its imagery is far more advanced than that of its predecessor, Noor-I.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian commented on the launching of the IRGC's satellite.
By God's grace & endeavor of Iranian scientists & our proud IRGC, #Noor2 satellite successfully placed into orbit by indigenous #QasedSLV.— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) March 10, 2022
No sanction can stop the great nation of Iran.
With this unwavering attitude, we can prosper in all areas of knowledge, economy & industry.
Amir-Abdollahian asserted that no sanctions can stop the great nation of Iran.
The Commander of the Space Division of Iran's Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Ali Jaafar Abadi said on Wednesday that the Noor-II satellite was successfully placed in orbit.
He clarified that the "Qased" rocket, which took Noor-II to space, could have placed the satellite at a higher altitude.
He added that this sensory satellite collects visual data, and has different uses, including those in the defense field, such as monitoring enemy movement. It can also be employed in civilian fields, such as agriculture or natural disasters.
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Regarding Noor-II's characteristics, the Brigadier General said the satellite is better than its predecessor, Noor-I, in terms of its resolution and clarity, as more advanced sensors were used.
As for the launchpads and the satellite-carrying rockets, Jaafar Abadi said the IRGC first started out with "Qased" and will later develop larger engines and more powerful rockets.
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) launched its second military satellite, Noor-II, on Tuesday morning.
The domestically-produced satellite was launched with a "three-stage satellite carrier dubbed Qased" from a desert in Shahroud, northeast of Iran.
The satellite, according to the outlet, was in orbit eight minutes after the launch, at an altitude of 500 km above the earth, and will be used for remote-sensing and reconnaissance operations.
The IRGC had launched its first military satellite, Noor-I, in April 2020.