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Iran tests rocket, plans to launch satellite - TV

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:39 AM
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Iran Launches Research Rocket, Unveils Space Center


www.foxnews.com

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran unveiled its first major space center Monday and launched a research rocket, state-run television reported.

The report said the rocket was launched into space, but analysts have expressed doubt about such claims in the past. Iran most recently launched a rocket last February, which soared to the edge of space but did not reach orbit level.

"The first Iranian rocket Explorer-1 was fired into space," state-run television reported Monday.

FROM Reuters


Iran launched a rocket on Monday designed to send its first homemade research satellite into orbit in the next year, state television said, a move likely to add to Western concerns about Tehran's nuclear plans.

The ability to put satellites into orbit could indicate an advance in the Islamic Republic's missile technology, though official media gave few details.

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:39 AM
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Interesting, maybe they want to join in the race to mars as well? Not really. But Iran seems to be moving along quite well in terms of technology if what they say is true, which I find most of it hard to believe. More propaganda? Probably.

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sty

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:23 AM
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some people (credible) told me that Iran is also one of the best into Advanced Robotics and Artifficial Intelligence - I was quite impressed to find out that Iran specialists are winning a lot of the AI competitions. To be onest , i would be happy to see another space-race as we hardly did anything in the last 40 years...

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:59 AM
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I just hope they know what they are getting themselves into with all this. Now Bush is not one for playing, and with him going out next year he might decide to take Iran as a bonus. Maybe they will fare better than Saddam, but on the topic at hand its good that for once a smaller nation is really trying to lift itself up and join the bigger guys. It will help break the space monopoly I guess.



posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 06:10 AM
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Given that the fiber optic cables connecting Iran with the rest of the world were all cut this week - perhaps they`re looking for a communications satellite? Might be a good idea...



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 07:49 AM
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an article counter to the western medias claim by Iran....

we successfully launched a missile (into an orbit 'window' ,
in preparation for next years launch of satellite called 'Hope')



see: news.softpedia.com...


[edit on 5-2-2008 by St Udio]



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