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Iran Successful In Space Monkey Mission
2013-01-28 14:34:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space aboard a bio-capsule, opening up the gateway for the country to eventually send man into space. The space capsule, Pishgam, was launched on Monday on the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Reports broke on January 15 when the director of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli highlighted a plan to send animals into space as part of a larger project to eventually send humans....

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2011-03-17 11:45:58

Iran has raised its space ambitions by announcing the launch of a "life capsule" designed to carry a monkey, despite concerns by the West of its true intentions. With little fanfare, the Iranian Space Agency launched the Kavoshgar-4 rocket on March 15, the official IRNA news agency said, citing the president's office. The launch of a monkey into orbit has been touted by Iranian officials as the first step of sending a man into space by 2020. Omid, the name of the first Iranian-made...

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2010-02-03 13:29:44

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space, The Associated Press reported. The Iranian president said the feat demonstrated that Iran could defeat the West in the battle of technology, as he unveiled the model of a light booster rocket that is being built and three new, Iranian-built satellites, touted as the latest achievements in the country's ambitious space program. But...

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2009-02-03 12:05:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.Ahmadinejad said the launch had been successful and stated that Iran had "officially achieved a presence in space".State TV reported that the satellite was carried on a Safir-2 rocket and is meant for telecommunication and research purposes.However, an official from the U.S. state department said the launch was of "great concern" and could lead to ballistic missile...

2008-09-25 06:00:25

The Iranian president has said that Iran will soon launch a 16- engine rocket carrying satellites into space. Speaking at the gathering of Iranians resident in the USA on Wednesday 24 September, extracts of President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad's remarks were reported by Fars: "Explaining that Iran has developed the technology to launch rockets into the earth's orbit, he said: Soon Iran will launch a rocket with 16 engines with the ability to put satellites at an altitude of 700km higher." Fars...

2008-08-29 06:00:45

Text of report by North Korean satellite TV on 27 August According to a news report, Iran recently successfully conducted a test launch of the satellite-carrier rocket, Safir, in the presence of the [Iranian] president. This country's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics issued a statement to say that through this test launch, Iran paved the road for putting its first satellite into orbit on its own and stated that this rocket was manufactured by Iranian technicians. [Video...

2008-08-29 06:00:18

Text of report by unidentified correspondent headlined "In the presence of the president, space was conquered by Iran's "Safir Omid" [Ambassador of hope]" published by Iranian newspaper Javan on 18 August The pioneer experts of our country launched a test flight of the satellite ["Safir-e Omid"] carrier rocket on the night of the Holy Mehdi birthday in the presence of the president, and paved the way for sending the satellite into the orbit of earth. According to Iranian Students News...

2008-08-25 09:01:30

Iran to launch first telecom satellite soon: president TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Saturday that his country is to send its first remote sensing telecommunication satellite into space in the near future, local Press TV satellite channel reported. Ahmadinejad made the announcement in an address in the city of Arak, capital of Iran's central province of Markaz. "The Islamic Republic has now developed the technology to build satellites and...

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2008-08-21 13:20:00

Just days after Iran put a dummy satellite in orbit; state television reported on Thursday the Islamic Republic's plans to send a manned rocket into space in the next 10 years.The country announced on Sunday it had put a dummy satellite into orbit on a homegrown rocket for the first time.Tehran's attempted satellite launch was a failure that fell short of claimed successes, according to U.S. security officials. However, an analyst said the test marked a technical advance for Iran.Iran has...

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...


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