Iran launches rocket in latest step toward putting military satellites in orbit

Iran announced Thursday that the country had successfully launched into space one of its “Simorgh” rockets capable of putting 250-kg satellites into orbit. No other details were given. Continue reading

Iran planning ICBM tests soon after new US president takes office

As said yesterday, whoever the next U.S. President is, they will have huge challenges and likely be in over their head. This is but one of many he/she will face, and likely simultaneously from all sides.

 

According to a schedule published this week by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country will conduct a large-scale test of intercontinental ballistic missiles about a month after the new US president takes office on January 20, 2017. Continue reading

Not clear whether launch of ICBM by Iran was for satellite: US intel sourcesx

As shown in previous posts, “satellite” or “scientific” launches mask the true intention: ICBM capability and development.

The following three articles highlight such cases:

Iran launches observation satellite: media

Iran launches new satellite using ballistic missile technology

Iran ICBM Advances — Iran conducts test of new rocket motor with ICBM capability

 

American intelligence sources said Sunday they are not sure that Iran’s April 19 launch of its new “Simorgh” intercontinental ballistic missile was for putting a satellite into orbit, as Tehran claims. They said it may have been intended to test the third stage of the ICBM and that the Iranians had no intention of launching a satellite. Continue reading

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