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Re: The Audacity of Hope

Here’s an update on the Iranian space program from this earlier post:

Iran’s attempt to launch a dummy satellite into orbit earlier this week was a “dramatic failure” that fell far short of the country’s assertions of success, Reuters quoted a US official as saying on Tuesday.
“The attempted launch failed,” the official said.
“The vehicle failed shortly after liftoff and in no way reached its intended position. It could be characterized as a dramatic failure.”
On Sunday, Iran said it had put a dummy satellite into orbit on a home-grown rocket for the first time, using a technology that could also be used for launching weapons.

Dummy scientists for a dummy satellite.

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