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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that Iran had successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.
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.
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.
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.
Iran has test-fired a new rocket capable of carrying a satellite into orbit, the Iranian state news media reported.
By Nazila Fathi Salman Masood contributed reporting from Islamabad and Tom Rachman from Paris.
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].
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.
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.
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