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Update: Iran launches first home-made satellite into space TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran announced Sunday that it launched a satellite into space earlier in the day, the country's first domestically made.
Iran launches first home-made satellite into space TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran announced Sunday that it launched a satellite into space earlier in the day, which is the first domestically made.
Iran has test-fired a new rocket capable of carrying a satellite into orbit, the Iranian state news media reported.
By Nazila Fathi Salman Masood contributed reporting from Islamabad and Tom Rachman from Paris.
At 1815gmt, Iranian TV's network two started its nightly roundtable discussion on Iran's recent space launch. Iran announced on 17 August that it successfully launched Safir-e Omid satellite- carrier.
According to Fars News Agency, Defence Minister Brig Gen Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has referred to the successful launch of Safir-e Omid satellite carrier and said: "With the successful test of all remote-controlled communication systems and the launch of Sarfir-e Omid satellite carrier, our countries' experts will be able to put our national satellite in the orbit in the not too distant future." Originally published by Fars News Agency website, Tehran, in Persian 0856 18 Aug 08.
Iran launched the country's first domestically built telecommunications satellite on the final day of festivities marking the birth of iman Mohammed al-Mahdi.
Text of report by Israeli public radio station Voice of Israel Network B on 17 August Iran announced that before dawn it successfully launched into space a rocket capable of carrying a communications satellite. The name of the rocket is Ambassador of Hope and it weighs 20 kg.
Text of report in English by state-run Iranian TV news channel on 17 August Iran successfully launched its first home-built satellite carrier into space from Iranian soil on Sunday [17 August].
Text of report by Iranian conservative, privately-owned Fars News Agency website Tehran, 17 August: Government Spokesman Gholamhoseyn Elham said: The Iranian satellite-carrier rocket "Safir-e Omid" [Messenger of Hope] was launched in the presence of President Ahmadinezhad and in the name of the Lord of the Era [the twelfth Shi'i Imam].
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