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Second “Safir-E Omid”

(Emissary of Hope)

Booster Orbital Launch Attempt

© By Charles P. Vick (All Rights Reserved)

08-19-28/10-02-2008

Credits, References:

1. William J. Broad, Iran Reports Test of Craft Able to Carry a Satellite, The New York Times, International Report Vol. CLVII, No. 54,406, Aug. 18, 2008 , p. A5.

2. Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent, Pentagon doubts Iranian rocket test succeeded, http://www.CNN.com/world, Aug 18, 2008, p. 1.

3. Craig Covault, Radar, Satellite Data Show Iran Launch Failed, http://www.aviationweek.com , Aug. 19, 2008 , p.1.

4. UPI.com Pentagon: Iranian rocket likely a failure, http://www.UPI.com, Aug 18, 2008 , p.1-2.

5. JPOST.COM STAFF, US official: Iranian satellite launch was “A dramatic failure”, http://jpost.com, Aug. 19, 2008 , p.1.

6. Nazila Fathi and Thom Shanker, Iran Offers to Launch Satellite, The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com, Aug 19, 2008 , p. 1-2., and The News Tribune, U. S. World Tehran, Iran: Iran ’s missile launch a failure but still worrisome, U. S. says, thenewstribune.com, August 19, 2008 , p. 1.

7. James Oberg, Sources: Iran tried but failed to launch satellite, http://www.msnbc.com ,

August 19, 2008 , pp. 1-3.

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

9. http://www.irandefence.net/showthread.php?t=38705&page=2

10. Reuters, Corrected (Official) – Iran puts first dummy satellite in space, http://www.reuters.com, Aug 17, 2008 p.1.

11. AFP Staff Writers, Tehran , Iran sparks US concern with satellite rocket launch, http://www.space-travel.com, Aug. 17, 2008 , p. 1-2.

12. Redorbit, Satellite Carrier Puts “Dummy” Satellite into Space – Iran Official,

http://www.redorbit.com, Aug 17, 2008 , p. 1.

13. Press TV, Iran Prepares to launch satellite, http://www.presstv.ir/default.aspx#, Aug. 23, 2008 , 18:18:38 GMT . P. 1.

14. Reuters, Iran plans to launch telecoms satellite:President, http://reuters.com , Aug. 23, 2008 , 1:03 pm EDT , pp. 1-2.

(15). Strategy Page , Iran And the Paper Submarine, http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20080826.aspx, Aug 26, 2008 , pp. 1-2.

16. Iran Will Soon Launch 16-Engine Rocket - President, http://www.redorbit.com, (source BBC Monitoring Newsfile from FARS News Agency website, Tehran), September 25, 2006 p. 1.

17. Iran "fires second space rocket", http://news.bbc.co.uk , BBC, 15:50 GMT November 26, 2008, pp. 1-2.

18. Iran To Send Animals Into Space, Tehran, Iran RIA Novosti, http://www.space-treael.com/reports/Iran_To_Send_Animals_Into_Space_999.html, Dec 03, 2008, p.1.

Credits:

1. John Locker http://satcom.website.orange.co.uk/ for reviewing its content, news searches and IR weather satellite imagery research.

2. Nicholas Badenhorst for editing and added text interpretation counseltations

3. Peter Pesavento for detailed editing

CPV 08-28-08



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