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Iran tests the “Qaem 100” missile, what is its purpose?

The Aerospace Forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced the successful launch of a satellite-carrying missile called the Qaem 100, according to local news agencies.

According to the statement, the three-stage, locally-made, solid-fuel missile is a local Iranian manufacture, and has the ability to place satellites weighing 80 kg in an orbit of 500 km from the Earth’s surface.

It is expected, according to the announcement, that Iran’s “Nahid” satellite will be carried using the missile that was tested today, and it is intended for communications and information technology purposes.

It is noteworthy that on August 10, the Iranian satellite “Khiyam” was launched by a Russian rocket carrying “Soyuz” satellites from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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