Latest Iranian Space Agency Stories
A Sunday report in Jomhuri Eslami, a conservative-leaning daily paper, quoted the deputy head of Iran’s space agency as saying the scheduled launch of a primate is part of Iran’s plans to send a manned mission into space in 2018.
After reports emerged of Iran obviously trying to cover-up the fact the monkey it launched into space recently did not make it safely back from its trip to space, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now saying he wishes to be the country's first astronaut.
Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space aboard a bio-capsule, opening up the gateway for the country to eventually send man into space.
Iran's Space Organization chief Hamid Fazeli told news agencies that the country will be trying to send a live monkey into space before mid-February.
The Iranian government revealed Wednesday that they failed to launch a live monkey into space atop a live rocket, this was their first step into sending a man into space.
After the launch of the Rassad-1, Iranâ€™s top space official announced that the country will send a live monkey into space this summer, reported a state television on its website Thursday.
Iran has raised its space ambitions by announcing the launch of a "life capsule" designed to carry a monkey, despite concerns by the West of its true intentions.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space.
The Iranian president has said that Iran will soon launch a 16- engine rocket carrying satellites into space.
By YAAKOV KATZ A satellite jointly launched by Iran and China on Sunday has no military applications and can't collect intelligence on IDF installations, Tal Inbar, a senior researcher at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, said following the launch.
- A trick or prank.