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Iran rocket launch fails to place payload into orbit

Iran rocket launch fails to put payload into orbit

Iran’s domestically-built rocket was unable to succeed in the required velocity

A rocket launched by Iran on Thursday has ended with the satellites aboard failing to achieve orbit, because the launch itself was not speedy sufficient to hit the required altitude.

The announcement was made by a spokesperson for the nation’s protection ministry in a documentary in regards to the launch, which aired on state tv on Friday. 

“For a payload to enter orbit, it wants to succeed in speeds above 7,600 (meters per second). We reached 7,350,” the spokesperson mentioned.

Footage of Thursday’s launch was additionally proven on state TV. The domestically-built Simorgh rocket carried its payload – three analysis satellites – as much as 470 kilometers.

A Simorgh launch in 2016 efficiently put its payload into orbit, however there have been a number of failed launch makes an attempt since then.