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[i]Iran says it has successfully launched a rocket capable of carrying its first domestically built satellite.
Officials said only the rocket had been fired, [b]correcting state media reports[/b] that the communications satellite itself had been sent into orbit.
Tehran has pursued a space programme for years, despite international concern over its nuclear plans.
In February it sent a probe into space as part of preparations for the launch of the satellite.[/i]
[i]Iran has launched its first domestically-manufactured satellite into orbit, reports say.
An Iranian news network, IRINN, showed footage of what it said was a communications satellite named Safir-e Omid (Hope Envoy) being launched.
The pictures were accompanied by patriotic songs and music.
Iran has pursued its own space programme for years. In February it sent a probe into space as part of preparations for this launch.[/i]
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