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Domestic Satellite Launched Into Orbit

June 16 2011


State media in Iran say that an Iranian domestic rocket has carried a satellite into orbit for the second time, reports the New York Times.

The launched of the domestically built satellite took place Wednesday, Iran's Arabic language al-Alam television reported.

The first Iranian satellite was launched into orbit in February 2009.

Western aerospace experts have said the Rasad-1 (Observation-1) satellite could also be used for limited military reconnaissance.

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