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Iran successfully launches 3 satellites into space on January 28, 2024 at 1:51 pm

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Iran revealed Sunday that it successfully launched three satellites into space after a series of failed launches. 

Iran state media published a video of the nighttime satellite launch for the Simorgh rocket, The Associated Press reported. This comes as tensions are rising in the Middle East amid Israel’s war against militant group Hamas in Gaza and as proxy groups like Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch attacks. 

According to an AP analysis of the video, the launch occurred at the Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran’s Semnan province. The State TV reported that the satellites were named Mahda, Kayhan-2 and Hatef-1, according to the AP. 

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State TV said that Mahda was earmarked for research purposes, while the Kayhan and the Hatef are nanosatellites and are focused on global positioning and communication, according to the AP report. The wire outlet reported that the Mahda satellite sends signals back to Earth, according to Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister Isa Zarepour.

This comes after the Simorgh satellite program has already faced five failed launches, the AP noted. The satellite program has drawn criticism from Western countries, including the United States, who said that it may help Iran develop an intercontinental ballistic missile sooner because it uses a similar process.

Iran had also successfully launched a satellite on Jan. 20 — a launch that the U.S. quietly acknowledged, according to AP.

The Associated Press contributed.

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​ Iran revealed Sunday that it successfully launched three satellites into space after a series of failed launches. Iran state media published a video of the nighttime satellite launch for the Simorgh rocket, The Associated Press reported. This comes as tensions are rising in the Middle East amid Israel’s war against militant group Hamas in Gaza and as… 

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Niremia Collective closes inaugural fund with $22.5M focused on well-being technology on February 2, 2024 at 1:59 pm

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FTC orders Blackbaud to overhaul ‘reckless’ security practices in wake of 2020 breach on February 2, 2024 at 1:20 pm

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Education tech company Blackbaud agreed to settle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the company’s security practices that resulted in a 2020 data breach. The FTC alleges that Blackbaud, a U.S.-based company that provides financial and administrative software to colleges, nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and far-right organizations, had “lax” security protocols that allowed attackers to […]

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Apple says it’ll show its GenAI efforts ‘later this year’ on February 2, 2024 at 12:14 pm

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Apple has tossed another crumb to investors wondering when the world will get to see some ‘Made in Cupertino’ GenAI: Expect Apple to reveal what it’s been working on in this buzzy slice of artificial intelligence “later this year”, per CEO Tim Cook. During an earnings call yesterday, Apple’s chief exec emphasized its ongoing investment […]

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