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Iran has announced the successful test flight of a rocket capable of propelling satellites into space, three months after launching a satellite with the help of Russia.


The United States has repeatedly voiced concern that such launches could boost Iran’s ballistic missile technology, extending to the potential delivery of nuclear warheads.

But Iran has insisted it is not seeking nuclear weapons and that its satellite and rocket launches are for civil or defensive purposes only.


State television reported the “successful suborbital launch of the satellite launcher named Ghaem-100”.


“The flight test of this launcher using the Rafe solid-fuel vehicle has been successfully completed,” it reported on Saturday.


Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division which developed the Ghaem 100, said the rocket would be used to launch Iran’s Nahid satellite for the telecommunications ministry, state media reported.


Saturday’s operation tested the first sub-orbital stage of the rocket, the reports added.


Ghaem-100 “is capable of placing satellites weighing 80 kilograms (176 pounds) in an orbit 500 kilometres (just more than 300 miles) from the surface of the Earth,” it said.


Iran successfully put its first military satellite into orbit in April 2020, drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington.


In August this year, another Iranian satellite, named Khayyam, was launched by Russia on a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Iran’s space agency said the device was constructed by Russia under Iran’s supervision.


The US alleged at the time that the Khayyam would enable “significant spying capabilities” and that a deepening Russia-Iran alliance amounted to a “profound threat” to the world.


Iran’s space agency rejected those allegations, countering that the purpose of Khayyam was to “monitor the country’s borders”, and help with the management of natural resources and agriculture.


Iran, which has one of the biggest missile programmes in the Middle East, has had several failed satellite launches blamed on technical issues in the past few years.


sidenote : the truth is that Iran tested her ICBM designed and produced by IRGC ...
 

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the test didn't included 2nd and 3rd stage , i wonder if it is possible to use it before testing those stages for launching Nsahid Satellite ?
 

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Iran has announced the successful test flight of a rocket capable of propelling satellites into space, three months after launching a satellite with the help of Russia.


The United States has repeatedly voiced concern that such launches could boost Iran’s ballistic missile technology, extending to the potential delivery of nuclear warheads.

But Iran has insisted it is not seeking nuclear weapons and that its satellite and rocket launches are for civil or defensive purposes only.


State television reported the “successful suborbital launch of the satellite launcher named Ghaem-100”.


“The flight test of this launcher using the Rafe solid-fuel vehicle has been successfully completed,” it reported on Saturday.


Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division which developed the Ghaem 100, said the rocket would be used to launch Iran’s Nahid satellite for the telecommunications ministry, state media reported.


Saturday’s operation tested the first sub-orbital stage of the rocket, the reports added.


Ghaem-100 “is capable of placing satellites weighing 80 kilograms (176 pounds) in an orbit 500 kilometres (just more than 300 miles) from the surface of the Earth,” it said.


Iran successfully put its first military satellite into orbit in April 2020, drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington.


In August this year, another Iranian satellite, named Khayyam, was launched by Russia on a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Iran’s space agency said the device was constructed by Russia under Iran’s supervision.


The US alleged at the time that the Khayyam would enable “significant spying capabilities” and that a deepening Russia-Iran alliance amounted to a “profound threat” to the world.


Iran’s space agency rejected those allegations, countering that the purpose of Khayyam was to “monitor the country’s borders”, and help with the management of natural resources and agriculture.


Iran, which has one of the biggest missile programmes in the Middle East, has had several failed satellite launches blamed on technical issues in the past few years.


sidenote : the truth is that Iran tested her ICBM designed and produced by IRGC ...
I would've figured IRBM with Rafee first stage, and Salman second stage. Should cover all of Europe with decent payload. We were waiting for this for sometime nowo_O
 

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the test didn't included 2nd and 3rd stage , i wonder if it is possible to use it before testing those stages for launching Nsahid Satellite ?
They probably only wanted to do suborbital with Rafee cause they already know about the performance of the 2nd and 3rd stages used in previous launches.
 

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Western media is surprisingly quiet about the fact that Iran basically tested a low-payload ICBM.

I guess for their media, unless Iran outright said they tested and ICBM they'd report it seriously, but I think they do not understand what happened here.

Perhaps they also cannot put the pieces together about Iran's nuclear program, and the fact that an ICBM that can hold a nuclear warhead was tested.

I was unsure at first but I think I see it clearer now. It's basically done. Add a nuclear conic warhead, and replace the guidance section and now you have a nuclear ICBM.
 
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Western media is surprisingly quiet about the fact that Iran basically tested a low-payload ICBM.

I guess for their media, unless Iran outright said they tested and ICBM they'd report it seriously, but I think they do not understand what happened here.

Perhaps they also cannot put the pieces together about Iran's nuclear program, and the fact that an ICBM that can hold a nuclear warhead was tested

Yes, I've certainly noticed this too!! Even the US state department gave only an emailed response to a *question* by a reporter. I found that interesting, usually a formal written statement would come out

Maybe US mid-terms being a day away has something to do with it.
 

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That's why people in Iran and outside are working to curtail development. So many 5th columnists in Iran, I am surprised rocket was not sabotaged.
 

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Yes, I've certainly noticed this too!! Even the US state department gave only an emailed response to a *question* by a reporter. I found that interesting, usually a formal written statement would come out

Maybe US mid-terms being a day away has something to do with it.
Yes elections and Ukraine overtake a missile launch it’s in the news, but it’s almost like old news North Korea lobbed off dozens near japan and South Korea coast, one icbm that failed in flight. Iran has launched space capable missiles Aka icbms before not big news anymore, they test a nuke or launch an icbm accidentally into the pacific or Atlantic Ocean might get headlines.
 

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Western media is surprisingly quiet about the fact that Iran basically tested a low-payload ICBM.

I guess for their media, unless Iran outright said they tested and ICBM they'd report it seriously, but I think they do not understand what happened here.

Perhaps they also cannot put the pieces together about Iran's nuclear program, and the fact that an ICBM that can hold a nuclear warhead was tested.

I was unsure at first but I think I see it clearer now. It's basically done. Add a nuclear conic warhead, and replace the guidance section and now you have a nuclear ICBM.
They are focusing on internal unrest in Iran, as they know this is the one way they potentially do great harm to the rising phoenix of Persia; may the fires of Yazdan burn ahriman; both internal and external.
 

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Western media is surprisingly quiet about the fact that Iran basically tested a low-payload ICBM.

I guess for their media, unless Iran outright said they tested and ICBM they'd report it seriously, but I think they do not understand what happened here.

Perhaps they also cannot put the pieces together about Iran's nuclear program, and the fact that an ICBM that can hold a nuclear warhead was tested.

I was unsure at first but I think I see it clearer now. It's basically done. Add a nuclear conic warhead, and replace the guidance section and now you have a nuclear ICBM.
Perhaps they know that if they admit it was an ICBM they will have to actually respond, something they are not in a position to do.
 

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