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Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD 2013 (?)
« on: 05/19/2012 06:07 pm »
According to various sources Iran is preparing to launch the Fajr satellite o May 23, 2012.
« Last Edit: 02/21/2013 01:09 pm by Satori »

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - May 23, 2012
« Reply #1 on: 05/19/2012 06:08 pm »
Taken from the Iranian Space thread...

Iran to send satellite into space concurrent with nuclear talks day

TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) – Aerospace Industry Organization Director Mehdi Farahi announced on Monday that Iran plans to send the Fajr (Dawn) satellite into space on May 23, the day that negotiators from Iran and the six major powers (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) will meet in Baghdad for nuclear talks.

The Fajr satellite is a reconnaissance satellite powered by solar energy.

Iran plans to send the satellite into space aboard the upgraded Safir one satellite carrier rocket.

http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1602440

This NOTAM seems to show that the daily launch windows are between 0330 - 0730 and 0930 - 1230 UTC.

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A1412/12 - GUN FIRING WILL TAKE PLACE WI AREA: 3440N 05330E 3435N 05350E 3513N 05351E. GND - UNL, MAY 06 TO MAY 09, MAY 22 TO MAY 25, MAY 29 TO JUN. 01 AND JUN 13 TO JUN 16 0330-0730 AND 0930-1230, 06 MAY 03:30 2012 UNTIL 16 JUN 12:30 2012. CREATED: 02 MAY 10:25 2012

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - May 23, 2012
« Reply #3 on: 05/20/2012 05:16 pm »
It's amazing how even governments tend toward childish attitudes.
"We're going into nuclear talks with the big boys so lets launch a satellite on the exact same day to show them how scary we could actually be."
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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - May 23, 2012
« Reply #4 on: 05/20/2012 06:33 pm »
This NOTAM seems to show that the daily launch windows are between 0330 - 0730 and 0930 - 1230 UTC.

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A1412/12 - GUN FIRING WILL TAKE PLACE WI AREA: 3440N 05330E 3435N 05350E 3513N 05351E. GND - UNL, MAY 06 TO MAY 09, MAY 22 TO MAY 25, MAY 29 TO JUN. 01 AND JUN 13 TO JUN 16 0330-0730 AND 0930-1230, 06 MAY 03:30 2012 UNTIL 16 JUN 12:30 2012. CREATED: 02 MAY 10:25 2012

Area which is declared by this NOTAM is oriented to SSW direction. My guess that this will be ordinary guns firing, not space launch.

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - May 23, 2012
« Reply #5 on: 05/23/2012 06:39 am »
So? Today is 23rd.

Did we forget Iran's launch due to Falcon-9 success?

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - May 23, 2012
« Reply #6 on: 05/23/2012 07:00 am »
So? Today is 23rd.

Did we forget Iran's launch due to Falcon-9 success?

It's only morning time there, so it is too early to say if they have launched or not.

The weather there, however, wasn't that calm, with rain showers in the night: http://english.wunderground.com/history/airport/OIIS/2012/05/23/DailyHistory.html
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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - May 23, 2012
« Reply #7 on: 05/23/2012 07:02 am »
Plus looking at the NOTAMs the first launch window hasn't closed yet.
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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - May 23, 2012
« Reply #8 on: 05/23/2012 07:49 am »
I'm a new here, so... hi everybody :)

First launch window for today is closed. Any news?

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD, 2012
« Reply #10 on: 05/25/2012 02:44 pm »
According to Zarya.info the launch will occur on the 26th

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD, 2012
« Reply #12 on: 05/29/2012 04:42 pm »
« Last Edit: 05/29/2012 04:42 pm by Satori »

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD, 2012
« Reply #13 on: 06/04/2012 01:10 pm »
Iran delays launch of observation satellite

Ten months launch delay?

Strange indeed. Maybe there was a dramatic launch faliure that was not reported?

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD, 2012
« Reply #14 on: 06/05/2012 07:05 am »
Iran delays launch of observation satellite

Ten months launch delay?

Strange indeed. Maybe there was a dramatic launch faliure that was not reported?

It's would be reported by the US.

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD, 2012
« Reply #15 on: 06/05/2012 12:54 pm »

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It's would be reported by the US.
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Not necessarily. There were BALLISTIC MISSILES tests that were detected and NOT reported by the US - we learned about them long time after they occurred - from a leaked UN report.

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD, 2012
« Reply #16 on: 08/02/2012 01:48 pm »
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Head of Iran’s Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli says...
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The top Iranian official also said the indigenous Fajr (Dawn) satellite will be launched within the next two months.
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http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/08/01/253827/iran-set-to-launch-biocapsule-into-space/
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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD, 2012
« Reply #17 on: 08/20/2012 06:35 pm »
If the Obama administration really wanted to slow down the Iranian space program, they would just send them a bunch of free copies of Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - February 2013
« Reply #18 on: 01/31/2013 10:24 am »
Some reports point to the launch of Fajr in the next days or weeks.
« Last Edit: 01/31/2013 10:26 am by Satori »

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - February 2013
« Reply #19 on: 02/11/2013 01:12 pm »
A new report saying that Fajr will be launched soon... http://www.yjc.ir/fa/news/4265842

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