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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 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 state-run Iranian TV channel one on 17 August [Presenter] On the evening of the anniversary of the auspicious birth of the twelfth Shi'i Imam, Imam Mehdi, may God hasten his advent, the Iranian scientist could successfully test fire the satellite-carrier rocket into space with an order by President Ahmadinezhad. [Ahmadinezhad - voice] In the name of God. [Ahmadinezahd reads a verse from the Koran in Arabic, Persian translation:] In the name of God, the Merciful, the...

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...

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....


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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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