An Iranian attempt to put a satellite into orbit failed on 15 January, according to Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi.
Iranian media organisations cited the minister as saying the launch was successful, but the third stage did not reach sufficient speed to get the Payam satellite into a Low Earth Orbit.
Iran previously announced that the Payam weighed 90 kg and would be put into a 500 km orbit by a Simorgh satellite launch vehicle (SLV) to acquire imagery with a resolution of 45 m.
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