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Originally posted by ZPE StarPilot
Us old timers still call them "Soviets". Not much different than saying "Russian", when the launch site is probably in the Ukraine anyway. I wouldn't say the Ukrainians launched it.
NR, I didn't get a chance to post back on the Sina launch. But Aviation Week magazine said that Soviet rocket did launch both the Mesbah and the Sina-1. And the Aviation Week magazine is usually correct.
That means that Iran has both a geographical type imaging satellite and a reconnaissance type imaging satellite currently in orbit. I don't know anything yet about an upcoming Chinese launch.