The satellite, named Payam, failed in the third stage of the launch. Photo: Reuters

Iran launches rocket with Payam satellite, but fails to reach orbit

  • US and its allies worry the same satellite-launching technology could be used to develop long-range missiles
  • Iran has said its space vehicle launches and missile tests were not violations of a UN Security Council resolution and would continue
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The satellite, named Payam, failed in the third stage of the launch. Photo: Reuters
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