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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Iran Spacecraft Kavoshgar I Success

Iranian space agency officials have confirmed that the Kavoshgar I [video] rocket has successfully reached suborbital space of 200-250 kilometers (125-155 miles) above the earth, according to Iran-based media reports.

"Iran will launch its first satellite ['Omid'] into a 650-kilometer (400-mile) orbit in June," says deputy head of Iran's Aerospace Association, Mehran Mirshams following the successful launch [video] and orbit of the Kavoshgar I (Explorer).

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [video] lauded the launch as a national success and said Iran would launch two more rockets before the satellite is sent into space.

Iran, which aims to launch five satellites into orbit by 2010, joined the international space-faring community in February 2008 after successfully testing its first sounding rocket, Kavoshgar I.


Anonymous said...

build those bomb shelters 'cause the mulahs WILL USE THESE rockets to try and hurt US!

We need to stop this now!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kavoshgar I was a suborbital launch: no object was placed in orbit.

JackKennedy said...

Thank you for the correction. Iran intends to launch an orbital vehicle at a subsequent date.