Iran wants to launch a satellite at the end of the week to orbit the earth. The information minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi reported this on Twitter.
In 2019, Iran has undoubtedly tried twice to launch a satellite, but both attempts failed. “We are not afraid of failure and we are not losing hope,” said Javad.
“At the end of the week, the Zafar satellite flies in orbit of 530 kilometres around the earth.”
The United States suspects Iran of using satellite launches to test intercontinental missiles.
According to the US, these rockets could also transport warheads over a considerable distance instead of satellites. Iran denies that it has to do with this.
Iran did successful satellite launches in 2009, 2011 and 2012.