Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it launched first military satellite into orbit


DUBAI: Iran launched the country’s first military satellite into orbit on Wednesday, said its Revolutionary Guards force. The powerful force said a ?Messenger? satellite carrier was used to launch the Noor (light) satellite, without going into further detail on the technology used. The launch took place at a time of high tension with the United States over Tehran?s nuclear and missile programmes and months after Iranian top military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S.