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'New Iran rocket launch site shows NKorea links'
Brahman.com ^ | 3-06-2010 | Brahman.com

Posted on 03/05/2010 9:52:13 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Iran is building a new rocket launch site a short distance from an existing complex in the north of the country, and seems to be working with North Korea, information group IHS Jane's has said.

Construction visible from satellite imagery of the new site, near the city of Semnan east of Tehran, seems to suggest that Tehran has been collaborating with Pyongyang, said the London-based defence intelligence group.

Iran unveiled the Simorgh space-launch vehicle (SLV) on February 3, but had not yet publicly revealed the location of the rocket's launch complex, it reported on Friday.

But Jane's said it had observed a new launch pad four kilometres northeast of the existing Semnan site on a satellite image dated February 6, which it said could ultimately launch Tehran's next-generation Simorgh rocket.

The site includes a gantry tower which is 13 metres wide, approximately 18-20 metres tall "and has a cliff-side flame bucket nearly as high as the tower itself.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; gantry; gantrytower; iran; iraniannukes; launchsite; missile; nknukes; nkorea; northkorea; pyongyang; rocket; semnan; simorgh; slv; tehran

Iranian Semnan site



Musudan-ri Missile Test Facility
1 posted on 03/05/2010 9:52:13 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: Cindy; TigerLikesRooster

Ping


2 posted on 03/05/2010 9:54:53 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Thank you very much Son of Strangelove.
I appreciate it.


3 posted on 03/05/2010 9:58:53 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

No Problem


4 posted on 03/05/2010 9:59:20 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Gee whiz gang...yah think we might oughta call is an Axis of Evil....or would that be out of bounds with the 'man caused disaster' and 'overseas contingency operations' terminology now in use by the "enlightened".
5 posted on 03/05/2010 10:06:34 PM PST by HardStarboard (ST)
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To: HardStarboard

I would include Pakistan and China under the label Axis of Evil.


6 posted on 03/05/2010 10:07:25 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Add Russia.


7 posted on 03/05/2010 10:09:09 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


8 posted on 03/05/2010 10:09:48 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks for reminding. Its more of a Nexus of Evil.


9 posted on 03/05/2010 10:10:42 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove; All

Adding links:

http://images.google.com/images?&rls=en&q=semman%20%2B%20iran&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_U7UfpQNlsGc/SZO-RGExZDI/AAAAAAAAErA/ViEEry3LfQc/s400/ScreenHunter_03+Feb.+12+01.09.gif

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_U7UfpQNlsGc/SZO-R5xwGTI/AAAAAAAAErI/k7UykylFncE/s400/ScreenHunter_04+Feb.+12+01.10.gif


10 posted on 03/05/2010 10:12:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: sonofstrangelove

Photo:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/media/ALeqM5gRsh33dDF9Ldptdsy4mtVYmrrtcA?size=l

Photo Caption:

“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (7thL) poses with government officials underneath the Simorgh satellite rocket”

#

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gAWVP3xP6Q0BruLWPULk6zeu_4pg

“New Iran rocket launch site shows N. Korea links: Jane’s”
(AFP) – 11 hours ago

LONDON —

SNIPPET: “But Jane’s said it had observed a new launch pad four kilometres (6.5 miles) northeast of the existing Semnan site on a satellite image dated February 6.

The site could ultimately launch Tehran’s next-generation Simorgh rocket, it said.

Jane’s said that using satellite photographs taken on February 11, as Iran celebrated the Islamic revolution’s 31st birthday, it had identified the Simorgh and Safir-2 rockets displayed in Tehran’s Azadi Square.

The site includes a gantry tower which is 13 metres (43 feet) wide, approximately 18-20 metres tall “and has a cliff-side flame bucket nearly as high as the tower itself.”

“It appears midway towards completion,” it said...”

SNIPPET: “”The platforms seen on the new gantry tower resemble those seen on the gantry tower at North Korea’s new launch pad at Tongchang. A drainage pit 170 metres directly in front of the pad also mirrors one at Pyongyang’s new west-coast launch site.

“Similarly, the first stage of the Simorgh strongly resembles the North Korean Unha-2, with four clustered engines and nearly the same dimensions.””


11 posted on 03/05/2010 10:27:07 PM PST by Cindy
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To: sonofstrangelove

Yes.


12 posted on 03/05/2010 10:27:30 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Army Air Corps; rdl6989

ping


13 posted on 03/05/2010 10:29:28 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Here is a real detailed close up photo and a also a less detailed image too:

http://press.ihs.com/ihsjanes/imagegallery/

High res:
http://press.ihs.com/photo_display.cfm?photo_id=373

Low res:
http://press.ihs.com/photo_display.cfm?photo_id=373&view=low_res


14 posted on 03/05/2010 10:34:22 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

Adding to post no. 14:

Quote:

http://press.ihs.com/ihsjanes/imagegallery/

IHS Jane’s Analyses Satellite Imagery of Construction of New Launch Site in Iran

This new site is four kilometres northeast of Iran’s existing launch facility at Semnan. The tower is 13 metres wide, approximately 20 metres tall, and has a cliff-side flame bucket nearly as high as the tower itself. It appears midway towards completion and will facilitate launch or engine testing once functional.


15 posted on 03/05/2010 10:35:47 PM PST by Cindy
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To: sonofstrangelove; Jet Jaguar; Nachum; SJackson

Note: Photos included.

Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2401923/posts

“Massive Construction Visible at Iran’s Missile & Space Center at Semnan”
Defense Update ^
Posted on December 7, 2009 3:39:49 AM PST by myknowledge

SNIPPET: “Extensive infrastructure developments are evident in the following satellite imagery, obtained by the Israeli Eros-B satellite. The images are superimposed on an earlier image, available through Google Earth, taken around 2007. Images: Background image, GoogleEarth. Inserts: Imagesat International.”


16 posted on 03/05/2010 10:38:15 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thank you!


17 posted on 03/05/2010 10:39:07 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

You’re welcome Jet Jaguar.


18 posted on 03/05/2010 10:40:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar

Bttt. This is an interesting development.


19 posted on 03/05/2010 11:35:58 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: sonofstrangelove; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; FARS

20 posted on 03/05/2010 11:43:24 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo; Jet Jaguar

I’d think Israel would launch a preemptive strike any time.


21 posted on 03/06/2010 2:05:40 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: sonofstrangelove; All

22 posted on 03/06/2010 4:10:31 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks!


23 posted on 03/06/2010 9:36:22 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: rdl6989

From your keyboard to the divine air tasking order.


24 posted on 03/06/2010 12:47:05 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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