Tehran (IP) - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that Iran has joined the superpowers which have the capability of using combined fuel in satellite carriers.

Iran Press/Iran news: The IRGC Aerospace commander who was speaking after launching the first military satellite by the home-made Qased carrier added," The satellite carrier is different from the previous ones as its propulsion system is a combination of liquid and solid fuel. The propulsion system has the same non-metal and composite body which was unveiled a while ago.”

The first military satellite of the Islamic Republic of Iran was successfully put into the orbit by the IRGC.

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.

'Noor', as the first military satellite of the Islamic Republic of Iran, launched on Wednesday morning and placed it into the orbit at an altitude of 425km.

According to Hajizaded, “Only the superpowers enjoy this capability and others are only consumers of this technology,” he added.

Brigadier General Hajizadeh underlined that “access to space is not a choice but an inevitable necessity and we should find our place in the space”.

Referring to the successful launch of Iran's multi-purpose satellite, the commander said, "Achieving and using space is not a choice, but an inevitable necessity and the Islamic Republic must find its place in space.


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