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2008-09-08 09:00:38

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 8 September [Report by Bangkok Post, Reuters: "Iran satellite gets Thai help"] Teheran: Thailand has helped Iran put a joint research satellite into space. It went into orbit yesterday after being launched atop a Chinese rocket. The launch was announced by Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Soleimani on Iranian television. He said Iran, China and Thailand had worked together on the satellite, which was equipped with...

2008-08-29 06:00:45

Text of report by North Korean satellite TV on 27 August According to a news report, Iran recently successfully conducted a test launch of the satellite-carrier rocket, Safir, in the presence of the [Iranian] president. This country's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics issued a statement to say that through this test launch, Iran paved the road for putting its first satellite into orbit on its own and stated that this rocket was manufactured by Iranian technicians. [Video...

2008-08-29 06:00:18

Text of report by unidentified correspondent headlined "In the presence of the president, space was conquered by Iran's "Safir Omid" [Ambassador of hope]" published by Iranian newspaper Javan on 18 August The pioneer experts of our country launched a test flight of the satellite ["Safir-e Omid"] carrier rocket on the night of the Holy Mehdi birthday in the presence of the president, and paved the way for sending the satellite into the orbit of earth. According to Iranian Students News...

2008-08-25 09:01:30

Iran to launch first telecom satellite soon: president TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Saturday that his country is to send its first remote sensing telecommunication satellite into space in the near future, local Press TV satellite channel reported. Ahmadinejad made the announcement in an address in the city of Arak, capital of Iran's central province of Markaz. "The Islamic Republic has now developed the technology to build satellites and...

2008-08-24 18:00:21

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 24 Aug: Reza Taqipour, the head of Iran's aerospace organization, said on Sunday that Iran's topography satellite remote sensing is going to be placed into a LEO (Low Earth Orbit) in 2010. The satellite will be launched in 2010 and placed in Earth orbit, he told the Mehr News Agency. Taqipour said it took about two years to build the satellite. He said the satellite could be used for meteorological and...

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2008-08-21 13:20:00

Just days after Iran put a dummy satellite in orbit; state television reported on Thursday the Islamic Republic's plans to send a manned rocket into space in the next 10 years.The country announced on Sunday it had put a dummy satellite into orbit on a homegrown rocket for the first time.Tehran's attempted satellite launch was a failure that fell short of claimed successes, according to U.S. security officials. However, an analyst said the test marked a technical advance for Iran.Iran has...

2008-08-21 06:00:51

Text of unattributed news report headlined "Head of country's aerospace organization reports production of several more satellites in the next two years" published by Iranian newspaper Keyhan website on 19 August While describing the details of the successful launch of the Iranian satellite-carrying rocket, and the objectives of the launch, the head of the State Aerospace Organization has said: The satellite launcher had been designed to be placed in the LEO [abbreviation in English in the...

2008-08-20 12:00:46

Text of report by Iranian conservative, privately-owned Fars News Agency website Tehran, 20 August: [Head of Iran's Aerospace Organization Reza] Taqipur has said: Extensive studies are being conducted on sending astronauts to the space and the issue is one of the 10-year objectives of the country. According to Fars News Agency, Taqipur said that Iran intends to pave the way for sending its first astronaut to the space within the next 10 years. He said: The exact time of the implementation...

2008-08-20 03:00:33

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 20 August: Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hasan Qashqavi, said on Tuesday [19 August] that Iranians were not surprised by the US officials' propaganda against Iran's achievements in the field of space technology. "The people of Iran are not surprised by positions taken by the US officials to deny the successful achievements of Iranians," Qashqavi said in a statement. "It would be a surprising shock if...

2008-08-19 15:01:04

Text of report by Iranian state-run provincial TV from East Azarbayjan on 18 August [Presenter] The successful testing of the Safir-e Omid satellite carrier has caused a great interest in this event among world agencies. Fox News said without making any comment that the Safir-e Omid satellite carrier will make the West wary of Iran's nuclear programme. Fox News added that now Iran has displayed its military power. The BBC filed a brief report saying that the rocket launched by Iran is...


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