Iran’s Noor 2 Satellite

A military satellite, Noor-2, has been launched into orbit at an altitude of 500 kilometres or 311 miles from the earth by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).


  • This is the Islamic Republic’s second military satellite launch.
  • In April 2020, the first Noor military satellite was launched at an orbit of 425km or 265 miles above the surface of the earth.
  • In the Persian language Noor means light.
  • The Noor 2 was launched from the Shahroud spaceport by the three-stage Qased, or “Messenger” launcher.
  • The launch of Iran’s second satellite into orbit would be a significant step forward for the country’s military. This will also increase concerns about the country’s nuclear and missile programs.
  • The weight of the satellite is less than 45 kgs or 100 pounds.
  • Details regarding the Noor-2 satellite were not released by the officials of the country.

About Noor Satellite

The Nour Spacecraft, also known as “NOUR 01,” is an Iranian military satellite that was put into orbit on April 22, 2020. The launch of the Nour satellite took place from Iran’s central desert. The Nour Satellite was launched by Qased, a three-stage rocket propelled by a mix of solid and liquid fuels. Nour is Iran’s first military satellite.




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