Iran accelerates efforts to launch new satellite

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Following the failed Iranian attempt to launch a satellite into orbit, and despite ongoing warnings by both the United States and European Union, the Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier Amir Khatami, announced Tehran’s decision “to accelerate the launch of a new homemade satellite.” According to the Iranian top defense official, the Islamic Republic will be ready … Read more

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

Rocket explosion destroys Israeli satellite ‘Amos 6’

An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket, together with an Israeli communications satellite Amos 6. The rocket belonged to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, while the satellite to the Israeli Spacecom. The incident occurred during preparations for a routine test firing at the United States’ Cape Canaveral in Florida, two days before it was scheduled to blast … Read more