First test flight of the Simorgh rocket, intended to reach orbit. Pentagon officials confirmed the launch occurred at around 9:30 UTC on Thursday and did not place a satellite in orbit.
The Iranian Space Agency is Iran's governmental space agency. Iran became an orbital-launch-capable nation in 2009. Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1958.INFO WIKI