Author Topic: Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seeks control of space program  (Read 2183 times)

Offline aurora899

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From 'The Jerusalem Post':

"Iran's growing confidence in space can be seen in the report that the IRGC is planning on launching not just one, but multiple satellites into space within the next year.

Iran intends to put another satellite into space, with the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) aiming to take a role in the project, Iranian media have reported.

The reports show that the IRGC is seeking to take more of a role and command of the space program, as it has military elements to it. According to reports, Iran doesnít just plan to launch one satellite, but potentially plans on launching several in the next year alone.

Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced these plans on Sunday, praising Iranís drone and missile capabilities, showing that the various Iranian programs are interlinked."

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-712981
« Last Edit: 07/25/2022 05:07 pm by aurora899 »

Offline PM3

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This makes sense, because the IRGC is more capable of developing working rockets.

Qased by IRGC: Two launches, both successful.

Simorgh by Iranian Space Agency: Five launches, all failed (or afterwards declared as "suborbital test").
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Offline Vahe231991

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This makes sense, because the IRGC is more capable of developing working rockets.

Qased by IRGC: Two launches, both successful.

Simorgh by Iranian Space Agency: Five launches, all failed (or afterwards declared as "suborbital test").
You forgot to mention the three launches of the Zoljanah rocket (of which two appear to have been successful), itself a derivative of the Sejill missile. However, I doubt that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps would be capable of putting itself fully in control of workable SLVs because the first two successful DPRK space launches have been conducted under civilian control.
« Last Edit: 08/15/2022 08:02 pm by Vahe231991 »

Offline Steven Pietrobon

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You forgot to mention the three launches of the Zoljanah rocket (of which two appear to have been successful), itself a Simorgh derivative.

Zoljanah is derived from the Sejil SRBM and has nothing to do with the much larger Simorgh.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau/zoljanah.htm
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau/simorgh.htm

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