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Iran plans to send at least one satellite into space and inaugurate several defense projects during the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations (February 1-11) marking the anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced on Sunday.

http://tehrantimes.com/politics/94547-iran-to-put-satellite-into-space-during-ten-day-dawn-

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« Reply #1 on: 01/30/2012 12:24 pm »
Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting in the capital Tehran on Sunday, Brigadier General Vahidi said new domestically-manufactured satellite carrier rockets as well as new electronic and telecommunication devices will be introduced during the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations, which run from February 1 to 11.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/223807.html

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« Reply #2 on: 02/03/2012 06:31 am »
BREAKING NEWS:

The Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully launched its domestically-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat satellite into orbit following a decree by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Fri Feb 3, 2012 5:34AM GMT

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/224596.html

Edit: The launch apparently happened at 06:30 UTC.
« Last Edit: 02/03/2012 06:41 am by Galactic Penguin SST »
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« Reply #3 on: 02/03/2012 06:42 am »
Congratulations to Iran on the launch.   Maybe their launch rate will finally increase.
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« Reply #6 on: 02/03/2012 08:21 am »
The video shows, that the launch vehicle is again a Safir.

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« Reply #7 on: 02/03/2012 08:25 am »
from the video I would say 5.34 AM local time rather than UTC. of course if the video refers to this launch...

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« Reply #8 on: 02/03/2012 08:39 am »
from the video I would say 5.34 AM local time rather than UTC. of course if the video refers to this launch...

I checked the other night-time launch (omid) , and I think its a different video, considerably slower ascending. Possible 3rd stage?

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« Reply #9 on: 02/03/2012 08:50 am »
Looks that the satellite designation is Navid-e Elm-o Sanat, according to PRESSTV.

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« Reply #12 on: 02/03/2012 12:07 pm »
Is the tracking elements for this launch out yet? Strange to see that there's no independent confirmation of launch success for so long (the time I gave for the claimed launch time is wrong: 03:00 Tehran time = 23:30 UTC on February 2nd). Is it really in orbit, or is this a deliberately wrong  claim similar to the 2009 NK attempt?  :-\
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« Reply #13 on: 02/03/2012 12:22 pm »
Is the tracking elements for this launch out yet? Strange to see that there's no independent confirmation of launch success for so long (the time I gave for the claimed launch time is wrong: 03:00 Tehran time = 23:30 UTC on February 2nd). Is it really in orbit, or is this a deliberately wrong  claim similar to the 2009 NK attempt?  :-\

If I recall correctly, the August 2008 launch failure was originally reported as successful, then later as a suborbital "test flight" (despite it being obvious that it was carrying a satellite). Could be something similar, or it could be that confirmation has simply been delayed.

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« Reply #14 on: 02/03/2012 12:46 pm »
the time I gave for the claimed launch time is wrong: 03:00 Tehran time = 23:30 UTC on February 2nd)

Novosti Kosmonavtiki is saying that the launch time is 0534UTC on February 3 (unofficial information).

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« Reply #15 on: 02/03/2012 12:51 pm »
the time I gave for the claimed launch time is wrong: 03:00 Tehran time = 23:30 UTC on February 2nd)

Novosti Kosmonavtiki is saying that the launch time is 0534UTC on February 3 (unofficial information).

That's the posting time of the news report of the launch here:

BREAKING NEWS:

The Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully launched its domestically-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat satellite into orbit following a decree by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Fri Feb 3, 2012 5:34AM GMT

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/224596.html

Edit: The launch apparently happened at 06:30 UTC.

I believe it is not the actual launch time, especially given that the launch happened at night (05:34 UTC = 09:04 Tehran time).
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« Reply #16 on: 02/03/2012 12:53 pm »
the time I gave for the claimed launch time is wrong: 03:00 Tehran time = 23:30 UTC on February 2nd)

Novosti Kosmonavtiki is saying that the launch time is 0534UTC on February 3 (unofficial information).

That's the posting time of the news report of the launch here:

BREAKING NEWS:

The Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully launched its domestically-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat satellite into orbit following a decree by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Fri Feb 3, 2012 5:34AM GMT

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/224596.html

Edit: The launch apparently happened at 06:30 UTC.

I believe it is not the actual launch time, especially given that the launch happened at night (05:34 UTC = 09:04 Tehran time).

Ah! Ok, thanks for clarifying!

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« Reply #17 on: 02/03/2012 02:34 pm »
The payload was apparently built at Elm-o Sanat University (University of Science and Technology). so the name  'Navid-e Elm-o Sanat' I think refers to 'Elm-o Sanat U's Navid satellite'. Navid = herald, gospel, good news

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« Reply #18 on: 02/03/2012 02:53 pm »
The payload was apparently built at Elm-o Sanat University (University of Science and Technology). so the name  'Navid-e Elm-o Sanat' I think refers to 'Elm-o Sanat U's Navid satellite'. Navid = herald, gospel, good news

The translation of the name is given as 'Hope for Science and Technology'.

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« Reply #19 on: 02/03/2012 07:01 pm »
The lack of Two-Lines from this launch on the Space-Track website makes a launch failure more and more likely.

On the other hand, the orbital inclination could be so different from the two earlier satellites that the satellite and upper stage are being tracked but not yet assigned to this launch.
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