Strato - 18/2/2008 1:49 AM"The third section of the rocket, which contained the probe, was sent towards orbit."
GW_Simulations - 18/2/2008 2:53 AMQuoteStrato - 18/2/2008 1:49 AM"The third section of the rocket, which contained the probe, was sent towards orbit."That makes it sound as if it was an orbital attempt which failed.
osiossim - 18/2/2008 9:32 AM http://www.spacedaily.com/2006/080217120550.dcvxaqkt.html http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=43484§ionid=351020101 "eeergo", are you still sure that Omid will send to space next year? If yes, what are they talking about now?
I -obviously- am not an insider in Iran's space program, nor do I have privileged information (the same applies to any other space program, for that matter) So I'm no, I'm not sure and I rarely am.
That said, I was basing my report on what some sources, like Nature, said about launching Omid next year. I doubt this, or any other date at this stage, should be taken too seriously, as they probably are facing a lot of difficulties and the program must be quite secret.
But the articles you link to are... well, sloppy at best. In the SpaceDaily article, they say this rocket actually carried a satellite (as reported in other places), which as other people have said, should be easily verified by any tracking station. I find it a bit suspicious that they have waited so much to tell this, but maybe they wanted to be completely sure they had succeeded before announcing anything. But then, they say the satellite "is predicted to be launching this summer" (what? didn't they say it was in orbit? were they referring to Omid? if so, and they want to launch 2 other rockets first, I find it a bit hurried to be true) Then, they state the Kavoshgar probe is returning to Earth (obviously, but is it returning in one piece? has it returned already (ballistic) and this is just a mistranslation?) This is all very muddy, and I think half of it is propaganda. If they had achieved an orbital launch they would have said it much louder and less confusingly. Of course, I could be completely wrong. But these articles are awful journalism, not clear at all.
Jirka Dlouhy - 18/2/2008 6:31 AMProblem with year of lauch is by me in definition our year and in definition Iranian year. By Iranian year it will be next year, by our this year.
Please, does have somebody informations about Mesbah satellite?According to elder informations shall Omid satellite launched in june 2008. Do you have any news?
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/20/content_9559952.htmIran ... to launch a manned spacecraft in 10 years?!??
How much time do the need to prepare and launch a manned rocket with at least one person on board ?