Liftoff of Simorgh SLV with Payam satellite, today at Imam Khomeini space center, Iran. pic.twitter.com/Jsyv3g2kYt
— Tal Inbar (@inbarspace) January 15, 2019
Iranian media are reporting that an attempted launch of an imaging satellite failed on Tuesday.
The third stage of the Simorgh satellite launch vehicle (SLV) failed to gain sufficient velocity to place the Payam satellite into orbit, a government official said. The satellite was to have returned imagery with a resolution of 45 meters from a 500 km high orbit.