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Iran Sends First Satellite into Orbit

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posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:14 AM
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Iran Sends First Satellite into Orbit


english.farsnews.com

The satellite named Omid (Hope) has been designed and built by Iranian specialists and was orbited by an Iranian carrier rocket.

In February Tehran successfully launched the Explorer-1 research rocket, which is capable of carrying a satellite into orbit, and unveiled the country's first domestically built satellite, Omid.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:14 AM
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I'm pretty suprised by what this little nation is coming up with, really. Although i doubt they got all the tech for that themselves, Russia was probably right there beside them holding their hand.

english.farsnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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Little and little. I think it's quite a large nation

But yes, I'm also surprised they have tech for this now. I think it's only healthy. Reluctance to share technology along with paranoia is what has made this world a #ty place. Of course religion hasn't helped either but still.

Let's hope they find out they haven't been missing out too much.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by D.E.M.
I'm pretty suprised by what this little nation is coming up with, really. Although i doubt they got all the tech for that themselves, Russia was probably right there beside them holding their hand.


They are hardly little, having a bigger population than the UK or France and a larger landmass than both combined.

This is their first home made sattelite on a home made rocket, but they have launched several Russian made sattelite's on russian rockets already.

So yes, they have had alot of help from the Russians, but then again the US Space programme would have got no where fast without Nazi scientists post-WW2, so really don't see why you feel the need to patronise.

EDIT: Without Western meddling in the 50's and 60's, they may well have grown up to the most advanced (and ironically pro-western) nation in the Middle East, but that's another story....

[edit on 17/8/08 by stumason]



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:35 AM
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Lets hope they dont use it fo anything other than scientific work i think you all know what i mean seeing that iran are at war with america and russias and americas tentions are rising all the time.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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Pardon my ignorance but, when did Iran declared war to the US?
if you mean what I think, I believe is Bush the one that is at war with Iran.


Anyway, I guess now they can have satellite TV and wireless INTERNET.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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I hope you all know what this means.

If Iran can put any object into orbit, they can also send nuclear warheads into orbit...

Staged to orbit... Intercontinental Ballistic Missile!



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by billyjoinedat2k8
Lets hope they dont use it fo anything other than scientific work i think you all know what i mean seeing that iran are at war with america and russias and americas tentions are rising all the time.


It's apparently a trial communications sattelite. Nothing evil or nefarious. Japan had a sattelite of their own launched on a European rocket on Thursday, but no one has batted an eyelid.

EDIT: And to second Marg's comment, when exactly did Iran go to war with the US? All we've had for the past 3 years is the same US propoganda and sabre-rattling we had before Iraq with the same amount of evidence, bugger all.


[edit on 17/8/08 by stumason]



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
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Pardon my ignorance but, when did Iran declared war to the US?
if you mean what I think, I believe is Bush the one that is at war with Iran.



i think you will find that i never said they declared war with america i said that they are currently at war with them


Lets hope they dont use it fo anything other than scientific work i think you all know what i mean seeing that iran are at war with america and russias and americas tentions are rising all the time.


anyway still tentions are very high and all and its not good for anyone to be at war right now.

this is what i said and it clearly says that they are at war not declared war so please read what i have said before you post about it in the future thank you

[edit on 4/20/2008 by billyjoinedat2k8]



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:49 AM
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I see this as a good thing. They are catching up to the modern world and perhaps global communications will help them to reveal more about themselves to the rest of the world. Of course, it also could allow them the possibility to gain a better look at the world around them and that could be some good and some bad.
The US relationship with Iran has gone back and forth over the decades and I would much prefer it to go back to a state of neutrality than to escalate to all out conflict or war.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:50 AM
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And so the speculations begin. What is your base for assuming such a thing apart from being told what your government wants you to think?
Iran uses rethoric as a base of making threats, not concrete actions.

I think as Stumason so nicely found out for us, that they are going to enjoy the harvest of modern tech. It's nice to see that this nation is somewhat up to par as to what constitutes a modern society today.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:52 AM
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Ye i agree it could be a good thing and a bad thing since ye there technology is catching up to the rest of the world and its kinda scary to think that they could send a nuclear bomb from theyre aswell it depends on how you want to look at it.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:02 PM
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They are about 50 years late and I bet it was put up with stolen technology.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:08 PM
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It is not what I believe it is a fact, however it could offer Iran a new and powerful defense ability, if they can send warheads into orbit and potentially strike US cities then the dynamics of a war with Iran will change dramatically.

Before the Clinton administration handed over NASA technologies to the Chinese years ago so they could also launch their first "satellite" they did not have nuclear armed ICBMs that could reach the USA, following their first successful launch of a "satellite" that changed.


[edit on 17-8-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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The questions is and was... why would you even be affraid of them doing that? Who told you to be affraid of the Iranians? Did you go there yourself and was run off? Did some local Iranian storekeep curse you for paying with large bills?

My guess is that you only know what you've been told by biased media, paranoid governments and falsified images (by the MSM).
And so do I...

But since none of those claims have been backed up by actual physical evidence then I reserve the right to believe that they do not wish to harm neither the US or any countries in Europe.
I have more fear from the constant coallition actions all over the world other than from words from a man who wants to run his country the way he wants to run it.

One thing crossed my mind. It's kinda peculiar how the US have troops all over the world, but no nation really has any troops in the US? Now that's a lack of balance needing to be adressed.



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:18 PM
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Great move for Iran. Irrespective of what this satellite will do I think they have just as much right to put up military/defence satellites as do other countries. They are a sovereign nation and as such deserve to populate the skies with just as much junk as others.

I also completely agree with Stumasons 50's-60's comment
Who knows how things could have turned out.

brill



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:22 PM
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I'm not afraid of the Iranians, I am more afraid of what can happen now in retaliation from an Israeli US attack on Iran.

This could also raise the probability of a US Israeli strike on Iran to a new level of extreme urgency.

While many may only see the news as what it is portrayed to be, there is a real possibility that the "hope" Iran launched was something other than just a means for having communications satellites.

It gives them an opportunity to say to the USA, "If you attack us, we can now attack YOU!"



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:23 PM
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as most of the middle east pay other nations to do their work as they bask in their money (saudi and so on)

Iran actuily are making advancments for their and funny enough
unlike saudi (correct me if im wrong) they have women scientists and other specialists that work in diffrent fields.

bravo to Iran, just goes to show how not so backward they are



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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I agree that they could have been the best allies in the Persian gulf for the US if no meddling was done.

One day we may even look back to Iraq and say the same thing if they become hostile to the US in the near future.

The best way for a nation to turn around and become more westernized is with technology and for the people to see and taste what is outside their borders.

China is heading that direction technology hungry new middle class is emerging and right now through the Olympics we can see that is making big changes within the population.

This has been done without outside intervention of wars or conflicts.



[edit on 17-8-2008 by marg6043]



posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:27 PM
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Big deal....congrats Iran, for doing something in 2008 that we did in 1958.

We could always shoot it out of orbit if we wanted to....so could China.



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