[FPSPACE] second Iranian space sounding rocket launching?

John Locker john at satcom.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 12:11:28 EST 2008


I have video of the launch and the return capsule  if anyone needs it.

John


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Pesavento" <pjp961 at svol.net>
To: <fpspace at friends-partners.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:06 PM
Subject: [FPSPACE] second Iranian space sounding rocket launching?


> >From the Associated Press.
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> Yes, the AP isn't always the best source.
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> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081126/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_nuclear#full
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> The "meat" of the matter:
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> "..
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> Also Wednesday, Iranian state television reported that the country
> successfully launched a second rocket into space, following up on the 
> first
> such launch in February.
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> The rocket, entitled "Kavoshgar 2" or Explorer 2, made it to the lower
> reaches of space and returned to earth 40 minutes later on a parachute. It
> wasn't clear when the launch took place.
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> Iran has long held the goal of developing a space program, generating 
> unease
> among world leaders already concerned about its nuclear and ballistic
> missile programs.
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> .."
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