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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD 2013 (?)
« Reply #60 on: 03/20/2013 06:12 pm »
Google Earth now shows the September 22, 2012 image of the Semnan launch site.

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Re: Fajr Safir-1B launch - TBD 2013 (?)
« Reply #61 on: 03/21/2013 06:13 am »
http://www.spaceflight101.com/iran-launch-failure-february-2013.html

There's a number of errors in this article. The first one is that the satellite to be launched in February was SharifSat. There were numerous press releases saying this, but some later press releases got this mangled with Fajr, which is where the confusion arose. The second is that Nahid will be launched by Simorgh, as Safir-1B is too small.
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