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'Iran successfully launches satellite into orbit'
Jerusalem Post ^
| Yaakov Katz
Posted on 06/15/2011 1:55:43 PM PDT by mojito
Iran increased its presence in space on Wednesday with the successful launch of a new satellite. Israel is concerned that Irans space program is cover for the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could one day carry nuclear warheads.
Iran's Arabic language al-Alam television reported that a satellite called Rasad 1 Observation in Farsi was launched aboard an improved satellite launch vehicle and will be used for transmitting images and weather forecasts.
The Rasad 1 is the second satellite Iran has launched into space. In February 2009, Iran launched the Omid Hope in Farsi - satellite and is in the midst of an ambitious space program with plans to launch a larger satellite from a new launch vehicle called Simorgh in the coming year.
Israel closely tracked the missile launch with various sensors included the X-Band radar that the United States stationed in the Negev Desert in late 2008.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ballisticmissiles; iran; nuclearweapons; yu4sr2onmlhgf3eb3a
Another ominous development on a day full of them.
posted on 06/15/2011 1:55:47 PM PDT
This has to be Bush’s Fault somehow.
posted on 06/15/2011 2:00:06 PM PDT
(Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
This has to be Bushs Fault somehow.
Don't be silly. When Iran is the issue it is always because of the jooooooooooooooooooooos. Then W. :-)
posted on 06/15/2011 2:12:53 PM PDT
by Drill Thrawl
(No one is more against progress than a progressive.)
It's nice of Israel to be concerned about the rest of the world, but they have more immediate problems to deal with. Let Europe and The US worry about their own problems.
First of all, Iran doesn't need ballistic missiles to nuke Israel, so why should Israel care?
Second of all, if the sandmaggots do fire any ballistic missiles the first few are just as likely to hit Senegal as their intended target. After the first few launches, Iran will no longer BE problem.
So I repeat.
Why is this news?
posted on 06/15/2011 2:15:26 PM PDT
(you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
Just out of curiosity, is there an international satellite map somewhere that lets people know where these things can be placed in orbit or can any country just launch one and play the odds that it won’t run into another one at some point?
(snip is there an international satellite map somewhere that lets people know where these things can be placed in orbit or can any country just launch one and play the odds that it wont run into another one at some point?
I'm in favor of tracking satellites and then deliberately running something into them.
A good question that I don’t know the answer to.
posted on 06/15/2011 2:25:31 PM PDT
Unsure about “any” country, but in moslem countries they probably launch them, say *inshallah*, and hope for the best!
posted on 06/15/2011 2:33:25 PM PDT
There's a Stuxnet for that.
posted on 06/15/2011 2:34:47 PM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
getting stale, that joke is.....
posted on 06/15/2011 2:46:07 PM PDT
(The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
I remember reading headlines after Sputnik was launched that this was the cheapest Pearl Harbor that we will ever see.
posted on 06/15/2011 3:24:05 PM PDT
(Been there, done that)
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posted on 06/15/2011 4:20:37 PM PDT
(Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
What are the other “ominous developments” you refer to?
posted on 06/15/2011 4:30:49 PM PDT
(Remember how you felt on September 11?)
Greek riots and probable default.
Riots spreading in China.
The rot of this administration on display in 0’s intransigence on Libya, and the Issa investigation on Mexican gun-running.
posted on 06/15/2011 5:08:27 PM PDT
Is this the Sputnik moment Dear Reader was looking for?
posted on 06/15/2011 5:49:10 PM PDT
by Hunton Peck
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This is serious. Satellites can contain an EMP.
Does anyone know if its orbit goes over America?
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