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February 3rd, 2012
Reports: Iran Successfully Launches Small Earth-watching Satellite

Iran launched a small Earth-observing satellite into orbit today (Feb. 3), marking the country’s first successful mission since a failed attempt to put a monkey in space last year, according to state news reports. The Iranian Space Agency launched the new “Promise of Science and Industry” satellite into orbit today using a Safir 1-B rocket, according to a translation of a statement posted to the agency’s Farsi-language website. Safir means “Ambassador” in Farsi. Read More