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Iran improving its rockets ten years after its first satellite launch


Iran improving its rockets ten years after its first satellite launch On 2 February 2009 the Islamic Republic of Iran made its first satellite launch, using a Safir rocket to deploy a small satellite, Omid. Ten years later Iran is boastful about plans for the future of its space program as it begins to mature, with new rockets entering service and new satellites preparing to launch. The February 2009 launch of Omid, whose name means “Hope” in Farsi, saw Iran become the ninth sovereign nation to place a satellite into orbit using a rocket of their own development.   More



(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Feb 3)

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