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2008-08-19 09:00:56

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. The satellite, Omid (hope), was launched Sunday by using Safir (ambassador) satellite-carrier rocket, the armed forces said in a statement, quoted by the official IRNA news agency. The Omid Satellite which was successfully fired on the birth anniversary of the last Imam (prophet)...

2008-08-19 09:00:56

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. The satellite, Omid (hope), was launched Sunday by using Safir (ambassador) satellite-carrier rocket, the armed forces said in a statement, quoted by the official IRNA news agency. Another news agency Fars quoted government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham as saying that President Mahmoud...

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2008-08-19 06:00:00

Iran has test-fired a new rocket capable of carrying a satellite into orbit, the Iranian state news media reported. Western experts said the launching represented a potentially significant if much- delayed step in Iran's efforts to join the international space club. The report of the test flight comes amid growing Western nervousness over Iran's nuclear program and concerns that Iran could one day use its missile expertise to threaten enemies with annihilation by means of nuclear warheads....

2008-08-19 06:00:50

By Nazila Fathi Salman Masood contributed reporting from Islamabad and Tom Rachman from Paris. * Iran is prepared to help Muslim countries launch satellites, an Iranian official said Monday, a day after Tehran declared that it had test-fired a new rocket capable of carrying a satellite into orbit. "I am announcing now that Iran is ready to launch satellites of friendly Islamic countries into space," Reza Taghipour, head of Iran's Aerospace Organization, said on state television. On...

2008-08-18 18:00:36

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. Dr Taqipur, the head of Iran's Space Organization and Dr Ebrahimi, aerospace expert and university professor, were present as the guests in the programme. The roundtable started with a short report on the importance of having a space programme and having a satellite in the orbit. The report...

2008-08-18 15:00:55

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. (c) 2008...

2008-08-18 09:00:48

Iran launched the country's first domestically built telecommunications satellite on the final day of festivities marking the birth of iman Mohammed al-Mahdi. The satellite Safir-e Omid, meaning "Ambassador of Peace," is part of Iran's developing space program, Iranian news agency IRNA reported Monday. Iranian officials said Safir-e Omid will monitor natural disasters and improve the country's telecommunications system. It also has the capacity for data processing. Officials said they...

2008-08-18 03:00:01

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. The head of Iran's space agency reported this evening that the rocket carried a test satellite and not a real communications satellite, as first reported. However, he said it paved the way for the launch of an Iranian...

2008-08-18 00:00:31

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]. The launch of the new satellite carrier will pave the way for Iran to send light- weight telecommunication satellite into orbit in near future. Reportedly a satellite made by Iranian specialists will be orbited by an Iranian carrier rocket before the end of next week. In February Tehran...

2008-08-17 21:00:43

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]. Gholamhoseyn Elham in an interview with the political correspondent of Fars News Agency said: Dr Ahmadinezhad was present at the space launch base for the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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