Iran Makes History, Sends Satellite Into Space

Iran on Friday launched an observation satellite into orbit under a presidential decree, said the country’s Press TV.

The spacecraft, named Navid (Herald), weighs 50 kilograms and can take pictures in low attitudes of about 250 to 375 km from the Earth, it said.

The satellite was completely designed and built by Iranian experts at the Science and Technology University in Tehran, Mohammadsaeid Jabalameli, head of the university, was quoted as saying.

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