Iran has tried the Zuljanah launcher for satellites the second time to test it to study purposes according to the state media.
Iranian media reported on Sunday an official of the defence ministry as saying that the satellite is launched to a suborbital goal, and that the information gathered during the launch will inform the third launch planned.
State television aired footage from this launch. It seemed to go smoothly However, it was not confirmed that the launch was successful.
The launch follows several weeks of speculation, as satellite images indicated that Iran was in preparation for a launch from the Imam Khomeini Spaceport in the province of Semnan.
A number of Iranian aerospace experts have passed away under mysterious circumstances in the last few weeks. It is not clear whether there is any connection.
The Iranian defense ministry, which was which is responsible for Zuljanah, the launch of Zuljanah launch, claimed that one of them, 33-year old Mohammad Abdous, was its employee. He passed away during his time “on assignment” in Semnan without providing further details.
Iranian officials have not issued any statements prior to the launch. It was not clear of the exact date the launch took place.
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The latest announcement of Zuljanah which is name after the horse owned by the third Imam from Shia Islam, Imam Hussein It comes just several months following that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) succeeded in putting another military satellite known as Noor 2. Noor 2 satellite, onto orbit back in the month of March. At the time of launch, the top forces claimed that Noor 2 was orbiting with an altitude that is 500 km (311 miles).
Iran has launched its first satellite for military use in the year 2020, called the Noor which translates to light with an orbit of 425 km (265 miles) above the Earth’s surface in the year 2020.
The United States has previously expressed concerns about Iran’s satellite program in the past, stating that the same ballistic technology for long-range that is used to place satellites in orbit could also be employed in Tehran in the development of longer-range missiles perhaps even nuclear warheads.
Iran has, however, repeatedly rejected any warnings. It insists that its nuclear program is completely peaceful.
The announcement follows a day following the EU’s top diplomat in charge of foreign policy, Josep Borrell, who was on an excursion to Tehran, agreed with Iranian officials to resume discussions in the US to re-establish the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the world’s major powers.
If they succeed, the talks could lift the majority of tough sanctions that the US has placed on Iran in the past since Washington unilaterally ended the agreement. The agreement will also mean that Iran can reinstate important restrictions on its nuclear program that it accepted as part of the initial agreement.