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Iran says satellite 'successfully' launched without reaching orbit

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iran "successfully" launched a satellite into space on Sunday but it fell short of reaching orbit, state television quoted a defence ministry spokesman as saying.

"The Simorgh (rocket) successfully propelled the Zafar satellite into space but the carrier did not reach the required speed to put the satellite into the intended orbit," Ahmad Hosseini of the ministry's space unit was quoted as saying.

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First Published: Sun, February 09 2020. 23:08 IST