Iran Launches New Satellite-Carrying Rocket As Biden Plan To Restore Nuclear Deal Falters | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Iran Launches New Satellite-Carrying Rocket As Biden Plan To Restore Nuclear Deal Falters

In a first since the Biden administration entered the White House, Iran has successfully launched its newest domestic built satellite-carrying rocket, named Zuljanah.

Iranian state TV while not specifying the exact date featured video of the launch Monday which occurred in a daytime desert setting. "State TV said the rocket is capable of carrying a 220-kilogram (485-pound) satellite, adding that the three-stage rocket uses solid fuel in the first and second stages and fluid fuel in the third," according to the AFP.

The launch was a test hailed by officials as utilizing the Islamic Republic's "most powerful rocket engine".

An Iranian defense ministry statement said "the test helped Iran to achieve its most powerful rocket engine... the rocket can be launched using a mobile launching pad."

"It is capable of carrying a single 220 kg satellite or up to 10 smaller ones" with the rocket itself capable of reaching a height of 310 miles, according to the statement.

And state TV added: "The Zuljanah is able to reach a height of 500 km ... The three-stage satellite launcher uses a combination of solid and liquid fuels. It uses solid fuel in the first and second stages and fluid fuel in the third stage."

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