Iran says it will launch three orbital launches in 2019


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The new colonial movement: Despite two launch failures already this year as well as U.S. opposition, Iranian officials earlier this week said that they still have plans to launch three more times in 2019.

I have no idea how seriously we should take this claim. Iranian officials have made a number of claims in recent years that proved nothing by bombast. This might be that, or not.

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4 comments

  • born01930

    Unless it is a polar orbit, where would their expendable first stage drop? It seems like down range may be a dangerous place to be as I don’t see a water landing

  • Phill O

    If Israel does something—–

  • Phill O: If Israel’s peaceful effort to explore space encourages Iran to focus on peaceful space exploration instead of building missiles to kill people, wonderful. I remain very doubtful however. Nothing Iran has said or done suggests they really want to explore space peacefully, competing on the open market. For example, from the link I provide, the words of that Iranian government official:

    Because if Iran wants to have missile activity it’s something that it is doing openly. It’s not something that is hidden. It’s part of our right to defense.

    They might say they want to launch satellites, but this official reveals their real goal: building missiles.

  • Col Beausabre

    Sounds like Iran is gonna donate three targets for ABM system to practice on. Thank you, Tehran !

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