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Iran launches second satellite into orbit
 
Iran has launched a satellite into orbit, state television reported, a move likely to raise concerns among those who fear Iran's intentions and nuclear development programme.
The report said the locally produced satellite, called Rasad, or observation, was launched successfully by a Safir missile on Wednesday. There was no independent confirmation of the launch or of the satellite achieving orbit.

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Ed ~ The Rasad satellite has been confirmed to have entered orbit



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Safir-2 Block-II
Iran has begun the development of the planned Block-II Safir booster intended to double its payload capacity with the intent to make it operational by some time in 2010. The launch vehicle is to acquire its increased payload capacity into low earth orbit through the addition of two Samen, solid motor strap-on boosters added to the Shahab-3C derived first stage and possible a new solid motor third stage added to the existing two stage Safir space booster. The announcement of the development start on this booster was made on 14 April 2009 by the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This booster is capable of placing satellite in 700-kilometre orbits or doubling its payload capacity. Iran is known to be combining these liquid propellant and solid motor technologies to the development of a more capable Safir block-II class space booster expected in 2010 with over twice the capability of the present Safir space booster.

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The Islamic Republic of Iran successfully launches its second satellite christened Rassad (Observation) into the earth's orbit.

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Iranian satellite Rasad launched successfully into earth orbit

Rasad satellite which weighs 15.3 kilograms and is designed to be launched into the 260 kilometre orbit of the earth is scheduled to rotate around the earth 15 times in 24 hours.
Rasad satellites mission is establishing contact with earth stations, obtaining orders from those stations, image taking from the earth, and dispatching those images along with telemetry information back to the earth stations.

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Iran has successfully launched a second domestically built satellite into orbit, Iran's Arabic language al-Alam television reported on Wednesday.
The Rasad 1 (Observation) satellite will be used for transmitting images and weather forecasts, TV reported.

"The satellite was launched by a Safir rocket. It was put into orbit 260 km (163 miles) above the Earth," al-Alam reported.

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Iran has launched an orbital test rocket on the 15th, June, 2011 (Ed ~ This is as yet Unconfirmed).

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Ed ~ No further details are available just now. It is likely that it was one variant of the Iranian Shahab missiles.



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