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2008-08-18 09:45:00

Iran put a dummy satellite into orbit on an Iranian made rocket for the first time on Sunday. The launch is likely to increase Western unease over Iran's nuclear aspirations. "The Safir (Ambassador) satellite carrier was launched today and for the first time we successfully launched a dummy satellite into orbit," said Reza Taghizadeh, head of the Iranian Aerospace Organization. The same long-range ballistic rockets used to put satellites into orbit, are also the same type of rockets used in...

2008-08-17 21:00:43

At 1358 Iranian news network, IRINN, showed a footage of the satellite Safir-e Omid (Hope Envoy) being launched. The channel is running a caption saying the satellite has been "successfully" launched into space. Originally published by Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Tehran, in Persian 1358 17 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-17 21:00:36

At 1358 gmt Iranian news channel, IRINN, started to broadcast a footage of Safir-e Omid (Hope Envoy) Satellite being launched into space. Video showed the launch of the rocket in darkness. The presenter said that the satellite was launched successfully on a trial basis in the evening of the birth anniversary of the 12th Shi'i Imam Mahdi. The channel continued by showing the rocket in the daylight before it was launched. The name Safir-e Omid was written in English on the body of the rocket....

2008-02-18 00:20:00

Iranian state media reported on Sunday that the country had successfully received transmission from a trial rocket that was launched into orbit designed to carry a satellite into space. The rocket, launched on February 4, sparked further concern from the international community due to speculation that the technology could be used to launch weapons from space. "Iran's recently launched research rocket has successfully transmitted scientific data back to the country," state television said. It...

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2007-03-05 19:35:00

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's announcement that it launched a research rocket has called new attention to a space program that Tehran says is peaceful but which some fear aims to produce long-range ballistic missiles that could reach Europe or the United States. Exactly what Iran launched, or even what it aimed to do, remains the subject of debate, speculation and possible misinterpretation. But there are parallels to the controversy over its nuclear program. Some experts say that in both cases,...

2006-04-10 07:22:05

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran hopes to put a second satellite into orbit in two years, a senior telecommunications official told the official IRNA news agency on Monday. Iran launched its Sina-1 satellite from a Russian rocket in October and said it would help the Islamic Republic's scientists better understand natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes. "We reached an agreement with Iran's Aerospace Organization to produce Iran's second satellite called Pars (Sina-2)," said Ebrahim...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'