** FILE ** This photo released by the Fars News Agency claims to show an Iranian satellite launching rocket named "Safir-2," translated in English as "Ambassador-2," carrying the satellite "Omid," or "Hope" in English, photographed at launch at an undisclosed location on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. Iran has successfully sent its first domestically made satellite into orbit, the country's president announced Tuesday, claiming a significant step in an ambitious space program that has worried many international observers.

** FILE ** This photo released by the Fars News Agency claims to show an Iranian satellite launching rocket named "Safir-2," translated in English as "Ambassador-2," carrying the satellite "Omid," or "Hope" in English, photographed at launch at an undisclosed location on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. Iran has successfully sent its first domestically made satellite into orbit, the country's president announced Tuesday, claiming a significant step in an ambitious space program that has worried many international observers.