Iran launches satellite carrying rocket into space

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Iran launches satellite carrying rocket into space

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, the country’s state media reported without elaborating.

Iranian state television described the launch as involving a “Simorgh” rocket that is capable of carrying a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds). The state media report did not elaborate on the rocket’s payload.

“Simorgh” means “phoenix” in Farsi.

The website YJC.ir, which is affiliated with Iranian state television, as well as the semi-official Fars news agency, also reported the launch on Thursday, saying it was successful.