Iran sends monkeys into space – so can place nukes anywhere on earth

As pointed out in the article, it has also been discussed in previous posts here, that Iran masks their advancements in nuclear weapons in the name of science. In the future, it also shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Iranian regime is already in possession of nuclear weapons and that these ‘advancements’ are to perfect what they already have. Western intelligence agencies, sadly, have a recent history of being caught off guard and behind the times.

Iran will parade its ballistic rocket achievements by sending monkeys into space next month. Hamid Fazeli, head of the country’s space agency said Tuesday, Jan. 15 that the launch would be part of the celebrations leading up to the 34th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on Feb. 10 and part of the program for putting humans in orbit in 2020.

Five monkeys in a capsule named Pishgam (Pioneer) will be carried into orbit by a Kavoshgar rocket and orbit earth 120-130 kilometers in space, he said. Western space experts are dubious about Iran’s ability to send a capsule into orbit and expect the monkeys to come down to earth quite soon. Continue reading

Iran Says It Will Send Monkey into Space in 2012

What we’re likely seeing here is yet another missile test in one form or another under the guise of “science”.

Iran, whose population is one-third of the US, claims it will send a monkey into space this year. It also says it has a cure for cancer.

Now, Hamid Fazeli, director of the Iranian Space Agency, says the monkey will be sent into space by August of this year.

“This is actually a prelude to preparing Iran for sending a human astronaut into space before 2021,” Fazeli told the official government IRNA news agency.

Full article: Iran Says It Will Send Monkey into Space in 2012 (Arutz Sheva)

Iran launches observation satellite: media

At times, countries wishing to develop and test long-range missile (ICBM) technology will launch satellites. While there is indeed a satellite and it may serve legitimate purposes, the methods of delivery and its performance under the guise of ‘science’ as to not stir up suspicion is what the focus is on. Whether this is the case here is an unknown, however, what it certainly uncovers is a wide range of points: Iranian technology is modernizing, a proven delivery system capability exists without the need of outsourcing to a third party such as Russia, and a highly ambitious drive to be a world power. Combine that with Islamic radicalism and, Houston, we have a problem.

Iran on Friday launched an observation satellite into orbit above Earth, its third since 2009, the official IRNA news agency reported.

“The Navid satellite was launched successfully…. It will be placed into an orbit (at an altitude) between 250 and 370 kilometres,” IRNA quoted the head of Iran’s Space Organisation, Hamid Fazeli, as saying.

The launch comes as Iran is marking the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution — and as tensions are heating up over Iran’s nuclear programme.

The 50-kilogram (110-pound) satellite is meant to stay in orbit for 18 months, sending back images to Iran as it completes a revolution of Earth every 90 minutes. It was unveiled two years ago and its launch had long been expected.

Full article: Iran launches observation satellite: media (Space Daily)