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Iran doing final pre-start tests at nuclear plant
By Mark Heinrich | Reuters -Mon, 9 May, 2011 TEHRAN (Reuters) -
Iran is conducting final tests at its first nuclear power plant and it is expected to start generating electricity in the next two months, Iranian media said on Monday.
Meant to be the first of a network of nuclear power stations Iran says it is planning, the Russian-built Bushehr complex has missed deadline after deadline to come on stream, most recently fuel had to be removed and checked for technical problems.
TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran has finished reloading fuel into its first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr, with expectations it will start producing electricity in July, local media reported on Tuesday.
Russia in March blamed the latest delay on internal wear-and-tear at the plant, whose construction had initially started in the 1970s with the help of Germany's Siemens company.
Russia also blamed Iran for forcing its engineers to work with outdated parts in the plant.
A senior Iranian aerospace official has said the country will soon launch two satellites to take high resolution wall maps and aerial photos of locations around the globe as seen from space.
Head of Aerospace Industries of Iran's Electronics Industries Co., Asghar Ebrahimi, told ISNA news agency on Monday that Iran will send the Fajr (Dawn) satellite into space by September, while the Tolou (Sunrise) satellite will be launched in February 2012.
Originally posted by paxnatus
reply to post by Shenon
Yes, I do not think this is for electrical use, this is very disturbing news.
Very suspicious timing.
This is all about Isreal wanting to be the big boy on the block, wanting to be the only bully with the big nukes, which by the way the US gave them illegally, by "ACCIDENTALLY" losing one of its nuclear carrying aircraft over Israeli soil... Hmmm