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Iran Looks To Launch Second Monkey Into Space
2013-10-14 13:12:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report from an Iranian newspaper, Iran is planning to send its second monkey into space within a month. A Sunday report in Jomhuri Eslami, a conservative-leaning daily paper, quoted the deputy head of the Iranian 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. Earlier this year, the Islamic Republic said it had successfully launched a monkey...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Talks Of Being Iran's First Astronaut
2013-02-05 05:31:57

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. The monkey launch has been heralded as a farce by media outlets, after Iran showed pictures of two separate monkeys, both before and after the alleged launch, but claiming it to be the same monkey. The original monkey featured a mole on...

Iran Successful In Space Monkey Mission
2013-01-28 14:34:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. The space capsule, Pishgam, was launched on Monday on the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Reports broke on January 15 when the director of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli highlighted a plan to send animals into space as part of a larger project to eventually send humans....

Iran Plans Another Attempt Sending Monkeys Into Space
2013-01-16 13:32:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. Fazeli told the Mehr news agency that the final tests for launching the capsule, carrying monkeys, have been completed. He said the launch would take place during a holiday period starting January 31, which is the 34th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. The monkeys...

Iran's Attempt At Space Monkey Launch Failed
2011-10-13 05:08:46

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. Deputy Science Minister Mohammed Mehdinijad-Nouri told the ISNA news agency, “The Kavoshgar-5 rocket carrying a capsule with a live animal (a monkey) was launched during Shahrivar (an Iranian month that runs from August 23 to September 22). However, the launch was not publicized as all of its anticipated objectives...

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2011-06-17 05:13:03

After the launch of the Rassad-1, Iran'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. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in February, revealed a space capsule made to carry a live monkey into space. He also announced the existence of four new prototypes of home-built satellites that the country hopes to launch sometime before March 2012. "The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched during the month...

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2011-03-17 11:45:58

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. With little fanfare, the Iranian Space Agency launched the Kavoshgar-4 rocket on March 15, the official IRNA news agency said, citing the president's office. The launch of a monkey into orbit has been touted by Iranian officials as the first step of sending a man into space by 2020. Omid, the name of the first Iranian-made...

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2010-02-03 13:29:44

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space, The Associated Press reported. The Iranian president said the feat demonstrated that Iran could defeat the West in the battle of technology, as he unveiled the model of a light booster rocket that is being built and three new, Iranian-built satellites, touted as the latest achievements in the country's ambitious space program. But...

2008-09-25 06:00:25

The Iranian president has said that Iran will soon launch a 16- engine rocket carrying satellites into space. Speaking at the gathering of Iranians resident in the USA on Wednesday 24 September, extracts of President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad's remarks were reported by Fars: "Explaining that Iran has developed the technology to launch rockets into the earth's orbit, he said: Soon Iran will launch a rocket with 16 engines with the ability to put satellites at an altitude of 700km higher." Fars...

2008-09-09 15:00:31

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. According to a report on Iranian state TV, the research satellite, developed jointly by Thailand, Iran and China, was successfully launched into orbit by a Chinese rocket. Iranian Telecommunication Minister...


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