On Sunday, the United States “quietly” recognized Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard’s latest achievement—a successful satellite launch.

The launch of the Noor-3 satellite has raised concerns in Washington, as it resembles previous launches criticized for potentially aiding Tehran’s ballistic missile program. Nonetheless, the Pentagon has remained conspicuously silent, refraining from commenting on Iran’s recent satellite launch to the media.

The Noor-3 satellite’s launch marked another triumph for the Revolutionary Guard’s space program, following a series of failures in Iran’s civilian space program in recent years.

The Noor-3 Satellite: A Technological Milestone

On September 27, according to AP News, space-track.org – a website that tracks space activities – released data confirming Iran’s launch of the Noor-3 satellite on Wednesday.