An Iranian military satellite – dubbed the Nour – being launched by the Revolutionary Guards from the Qassed two-stage launcher in the Markazi desert, central Iran, on April 22. Photo: AFP An Iranian military satellite – dubbed the Nour – being launched by the Revolutionary Guards from the Qassed two-stage launcher in the Markazi desert, central Iran, on April 22. Photo: AFP
An Iranian military satellite – dubbed the Nour – being launched by the Revolutionary Guards from the Qassed two-stage launcher in the Markazi desert, central Iran, on April 22. Photo: AFP

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches ‘first military satellite’ as tensions with US escalate

  • The launch has raised concerns on whether the technology used could help Iran develop intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and historically low oil prices, the missile launch may signal a new willingness by Iran to take risks

Topic |   Iran
An Iranian military satellite – dubbed the Nour – being launched by the Revolutionary Guards from the Qassed two-stage launcher in the Markazi desert, central Iran, on April 22. Photo: AFP An Iranian military satellite – dubbed the Nour – being launched by the Revolutionary Guards from the Qassed two-stage launcher in the Markazi desert, central Iran, on April 22. Photo: AFP
An Iranian military satellite – dubbed the Nour – being launched by the Revolutionary Guards from the Qassed two-stage launcher in the Markazi desert, central Iran, on April 22. Photo: AFP
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