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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...

2008-09-09 15:00:31

By YAAKOV KATZ A satellite jointly launched by Iran and China on Sunday has no military applications and can't collect intelligence on IDF installations, Tal Inbar, a senior researcher at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, said following the launch. According to a report on Iranian state TV, the research satellite, developed jointly by Thailand, Iran and China, was successfully launched into orbit by a Chinese rocket. Iranian Telecommunication Minister...

2008-09-08 09:00:38

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 8 September [Report by Bangkok Post, Reuters: "Iran satellite gets Thai help"] Teheran: Thailand has helped Iran put a joint research satellite into space. It went into orbit yesterday after being launched atop a Chinese rocket. The launch was announced by Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Soleimani on Iranian television. He said Iran, China and Thailand had worked together on the satellite, which was equipped with...

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...

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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 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...

2008-02-18 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,...


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