[FPSPACE] BBC reports Iranian satellite launching
Rui C. Barbosa
rcb at netcabo.pt
Sun Aug 17 12:10:18 EDT 2008
Video of launch in here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYGMXXD33H0
Rui C. Barbosa
Braga - Portugal
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Vick
To: 'Peter Pesavento' ; fpspace at friends-partners.org
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] BBC reports Iranian satellite launching
If Iran has indeed launched it first satellite you need the following
It was first predicted in Turkey and now the LV was tested successfully.
I guess they surmounted the seven identified design flaws enough to make it
They are behind the original schedule but meeting the years schedule according to planning
From: fpspace-bounces at friends-partners.org [mailto:fpspace-bounces at friends-partners.org] On Behalf Of Peter Pesavento
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:57 AM
To: fpspace at friends-partners.org
Subject: [FPSPACE] BBC reports Iranian satellite launching
Satellite is named "Safir-e Omid" ("Hope Envoy"), it appears to be an actual satellite launching. Their president attended the launching, according to at least one source.
Page last updated at 15:00 GMT, Sunday, 17 August 2008 16:00 UK
Iran 'fires satellite into space'
Iran has launched its first domestically-manufactured satellite into orbit, reports say.
An Iranian news network, IRINN, showed footage of what it said was a communications satellite named Safir-e Omid (Hope Envoy) being launched.
The pictures were accompanied by patriotic songs and music.
Iran has pursued its own space programme for years. In February it sent a probe into space as part of preparations for this launch.
Footage aired on IRINN (Islamic Republic of Iran News Network) showed the launch of the rocket in darkness.
The presenter said that the satellite launch was a trial which was successful. State and military officials confirmed that the launch had taken place.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was at the launch, said one report.
Iran has long pursued its own space programme.
In October 2005 a Russian-made Iranian satellite named Sina-1 was put into orbit by a Russian rocket.
Sunday's launch comes amid a long-running dispute over Iran's nuclear activities.
The US and some European countries have demanded that Iran curtail uranium enrichment - but Iran protests that its purposes are peaceful and says it has a right to continue.
FPSPACE mailing list
FPSPACE at friends-partners.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the FPSPACE