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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. 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...

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...


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