Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches successful rocket test: report

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard successfully launched a new rocket designed to eventually send satellites on Saturday (Nov. 5), according to state media reports. 

The test flight launched Iran’s new Ghaem 100 rocket, a three-stage solid-fueled vehicle, on a suborbital test flight, according to country’s state-run IRNA news agency and Reuters (opens in new tab). It is designed to carry satellites of up to 176 pounds (80 kilograms) into orbits of about 310 miles (500 kilometers) above Earth, they added. 

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