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Navid is the third small satellite Iran has launched over the past years. Earlier ones lasted about a month each.
Iran successfully launched a new small satellite into orbit early Friday, state media reported, the latest in the country's ambitious space program that has raised concerns because if its possible military applications.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called in to the launch site, saying he was hopeful this act will send a signal of more friendship among all human beings," the state IRNA news agency reported….