Iran’s attempt to launch satellite into orbit fails

The Islamic Republic of Iran attempted to launch a satellite into orbit last night, yet failed to do so, after the domestic-made space vehicle, named Payam, encountered “technical problems” before leaving earth’s atmosphere. Iran’s Telecoms Minister, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi claimed in a statement that the Iranian-made satellite failed in the third stage of the launch … Read more

Iran to launch two new satellites into orbit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani revealed that his country will soon launch two new satellites into orbit, using domestically-produced rockets. During a commemoration ceremony for the late Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the Iranian leader underscored the importance of the Islamic Republic’s missile program, which became a major component in Iran’s defensive capabilities. Rouhani stressed that … Read more