Iran may launch new satellite into orbit

April 14, 2009 20:33


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Iran's official news agency reports President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country plans to launch another satellite. The Tuesday report by IRNA quotes Ahmadinejad as saying despite concerns in the West over the launch of Iran's first domestically made satellite in February, Iran plans to launch another satellite into space. This one will go higher than the previous satellite. There were no details about when the launch would happen. The first domestically made Iranian satellite ended its mission in late March after some 40 days in orbit. Iran's ambitious space program has worried the US and other world powers since the same rocket technology used to launch satellites can also deliver warheads. Iran rejects the concerns.

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