Iran: State TV says regime has launched rocket into space

Source: ABC News

“Iran on Thursday announced it launched a satellite carrier rocket bearing three devices into space, though it’s unclear whether any of the objects entered orbit around the Earth. The state TV report, as well as others by Iran’s semiofficial news agencies, did not say when the launch was conducted nor what devices the carrier brought with it. … Iran’s TV aired footage of the white rocket emblazoned with the words, ‘Simorgh satellite carrier’ and the slogan ‘We can’ shooting into the morning sky from Iran’s Imam Khomeini Spaceport. A state TV reporter at a nearby desert site hailed the launch as ‘another achievement by Iranian scientists.’ However, officials were silent on whether the launched objects had actually reached orbit.” (12/30/21)