Iran's research rocket successfully transmits scientific data

Iran's recently launched research rocket has successfully transmitted scientific data back to the country, state television reported Sunday. The rocket transmitted the information after reaching an orbit of 200-250 kilometers (125-155 miles) above the earth, state TV quoted Mehran Mirshams, an Iranian space official, as saying. The launch earlier this month provoked unease abroad because the same technology used to construct rockets can also be used to deliver warheads. Iran insists its space program is peaceful and is working toward the launch of the country's first domestically built satellite this summer.