Iran Launches Research Rocket

Posted by Lydia on February 4th, 2009

Iran has successfully launched a test rocket from an undisclosed desert location in anticipation of its low-orbit satellite project planned for next month.

Iran’s satellite programme may have begun in October 2005 with an Iranian satellite (called Sina-1) carrying telecommunications and photographic equipment launched into space onboard a Russian rocket. Iran also claims sending a rocket into space in Febrary 2007.

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad reconfirms Iran’s necessity for “… an active and influential presence in space. “

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