Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tehran's satellite launch

On 3 February 2008, Iran successfully launched an indigenously built scientific research satellite (Omid-1, or "hope" in Persian) into outer space. Although the first Iranian satellite, the Sina-1, entered orbit in October 2005, it relied on a Russian rocket launched from Pletsetsk Cosmodrome

[first posted to - 10 February 2009]

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