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Iran’s Up-coming first Satellite Launch Attempt


“Kavoshgar” Sounding Rocket & the First Satellite Launch Vehicle “Safire”

© C. P. Vick 2008 All Rights Reserved

Senior Technical Intelligence Analyst

March 25, - April 12, 2008

 Credits, References:

1. Originally published by Fars News Agency web site, Tehran , in Persian 0845 4 Feb 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring News file. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved. Story from REDORBIT NEWS:

Published: 2008/02/04 09:00:44 CST
© Red Orbit 2005, Iran to Launch Omid Satellite in June 08, to Build Remote-Sensing Satellite, Text of report by Iranian conservative, privately = owned Fars News Agency website, Tehran February 4, 2008

2. http://hometown.aol.de/SLVehicles2/Dong%20Feng/DF.htm

The striking similarity of any Chinese, Pakistani and Iranian solid fuel rockets,

Norbert Brügge, Germany

3. http://hometown.aol.de/SLVehicles2/Nodong/Nodong.htm

The North-Korean Nodong missile family, Norbert Brügge, Germany

4. http://hometown.aol.de/SLVehicles2/Safir-IRILV/Safir.htm

Iran 's first space launch vehicle Safir IRILV, Norbert Brügge, Germany

5. http://youtube.com/watch?v=S3mSNxhILo0&feature=related ,

Various Iranian video’s on the missile and space industry,

Iran Launches Space Programme, Fires Research Rocket video

Iran Launched a Rocket to Send First Satellite video

Iran Space Center video (Persian)

Iran Test Launches Kavoshgar-1 Space Rocket video

6. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=86111505392/4.08, News – English, News number:8611150539, 2008-02-04 – 15:36 , Iran Tests Satellite Rocket Launcher, Tehran (FNA) Semnan province.

7. http://en.rian.ru/world/20080204/98302047.html, Iran tests sounding rocket. Unveils first home made satellite, 04/02/2008 .

8. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=4163&sectionid=351020101 , Iran ’s Kavoshgar I lifts off for space 2/4/2008

9. http://www.isna.ir/Main?NewsView.aspx?ID=News-1080968&Lang=E, Iran launches first space center 2/4/2008

10. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22995937/ Iran unveils space center, launches rocket by Ali Akbar Dareini Associated Press Tehran, Iran, 2/4/2008

11. http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/news/2008/space-080211-irna01.htm2 more rockets to be launched – Ahmadinejad, IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 11, 2008

12. http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Ahmadinejad_Says_Iran_Will_Launch_Two More_... , Ahmadinejad Says Iran Will Launch Two More Satellites, Tehran , Iran (AFP) 2/11/2008

13. http://www.spacemart.com/reports/Iran_says_its_space_probe_sending_data_to_to_Earth_999... , Iran says its space probe sending data to earth, Tehran , Iran (AFP) 2/17/2008

14. John Locker correspondence February 2008

15. Nicholas Badenhorst  – correspondence February. March 2008

16. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article3724048.ece, Spy photos reveal ?secret launch site’ for Iran’s long-range missiles





By Charles P. Vick © All Rights Reserved 2007

Senior Analyst, Globalsecurity.org

Finally on January 29, 2007 the US government acknowledged for the first time the existence of several new Iranian and North Korean missiles under development through a speech by the deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency of the Pentagon Army Brig. General Patrick O’Reilly before the George C. Marshall Institute.  In that speech he described the Iranian multi stage Ghadr-101 with a 750-800-1000 km range and the two stage Ghadr-110 solid propellant missile with a range of (1,324 miles) 1,995.16 or close to 2,000 kilometers. It has been known that the Iranians are working on the Ghadr-101 as well as the Ghadr-110 solid propellant missiles. The Ghadr-101, 110 solid motor development was completed in 2005. He also described the two stage Taep’o-dong-2C/3 as having a range of (6,200 Miles) 9,975.8 kilometers and the three stage version with a range of (9,300 miles) 14,963.7 kilometers with a 200-250 kg warhead. He went further in his slides presentation to show that the liquid propellant No-dong-B/Mirim has a demonstrated range of 2,000 miles or 3,218 kilometers (3,000 kilometers) when it is capable of flying (2,485 miles) or 4,000 kilometers. (24) The No-dong-B was described as “a qualitative improvement in the performance” from earlier North Korean missile systems. The Iranian Ghadr-101, 110, 110A will in fact also provides Iran with an ASAT capability besides its operational MRBM and IRBM capability.

24. http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070130-122437-6559r.htm Gertz, Bill, How the “axis” seeks the killer missile, The Washington Times, January 30, 2007 , p. ?

25. http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070130-122437-6559r.htmGertz, Bill, How the “axis” seeks the killer missile, The Washington Times, January 30, 2007

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