Tehran is planning to carry out a new satellite launch in the near future, IRNA reported on Wednesday, citing Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami, just one week after the country failed to launch its Payam satellite into orbit.

Following a cabinet session, Hatami confirmed to reporters that the launch, which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced last week, would take place soon, according to the IRNA news agency.

Hatami specified that the satellite would be launched by the Safir expendable launch vehicle, which is capable of putting satellites into 260-kilometer (16-mile) orbits.

The minister emphasized that Iran was constantly improving its capacities in satellite launches.

Earlier in January, Rouhani said that two domestically made satellites would be launched “in the coming days” despite the US claims that this would violate a UN Security Council resolution, which deals mostly with Tehran’s nuclear program.

In this frame grab from Iranian state TV, a video, a rocket carrying a Payam satellite is launched at Imam Khomeini Space Center, a facility under the control of the country’s Defense Ministry, in Semnan province, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

According to Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, the rocket failed to reach the necessary speed in the third stage of its launch.

However, Iran’s attempt to launch the Payam satellite on January 15 was unsuccessful because the third stage of the launch rocket failed to gain enough momentum to reach orbit.

The following day, Rouhani said that Iran would carry out a new satellite launch in the coming months as part of its space program, having resolved the “minor” problems.

ALSO READ  Watch the new Iranian fighter jet in action for the first time

Iran insists that the launches do not violate the UN Security Council resolutions and are part of the nation’s space exploration program.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 181
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    181
    Shares

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
NKusa
Member
Active Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
NKusa

Sooner you realize palantir tech
Already INFILTRATE
Your whole system
You never seem to learn

People of iran
Only safe way
Korean south style of communication
In but not out
24 seven Iran must fight against INFILTRATION
Can they get around
Israel-palantir inc
Jamming
All silicon valley
Work for israel
Duty call for motherland