“Iran’s first military satellite, Noor, was launched this morning from central Iran in two stages. The launch was successful and the satellite reached orbit,” Iranian state TV reported, according to Reuters.
but that linked Reuters article Iran says it puts first military satellite into orbit, triggers U.S. condemnation says something different:
Iran’s Guards Corps said it used the Qased, or “Messenger”, carrier to launch Noor.
“The three-stage Qased satellite launcher uses a combination of solid and liquid fuels,” it said.
Question: How many stages were used to put Iran's satellite NOUR 01 (45529) into its orbit?
Related 18SPCS tweet:
#18SPCS tracked 2 objects, NOUR 01 (Sat Catalog No. 45529), QASED Rocket Body (45530) from #space launch originating in Iran. Both placed in our public #SATCAT w @SpaceTrackOrg for #SpaceDomainAwareness, conjunction warnings to support space flight safety.