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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-19 06:00:50

By Nazila Fathi Salman Masood contributed reporting from Islamabad and Tom Rachman from Paris.

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.

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.

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