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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 02:58 AM
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Iran test-fires satellite rocket
Source: Reuters

Iran test-fires satellite rocket

TEHRAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Iran test-fired a domestically made satellite-carrier rocket on Wednesday, Iranian media said, a move that may worry Western powers who fear Tehran is seeking to build a nuclear bomb and missile delivery systems.

Western nations are concerned that the long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit can also be used to launch warheads, although Iran says it has no plans to do so.

"Iran successfully launches home-built Kavoshgar-3 satellite rocket," English-language television station Press TV said.

It said the rocket carried an "experimental capsule" and that it was the "first Iranian launch into orbit with a living thing", without giving details.



Read more: http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smi...
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 03:09 AM
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1. A mouse, and some worms and turtles.....
TEHRAN, Iran Iran's defense minister says his country has successfully launched a new rocket carrying a mouse, turtle and worms into space for research purposes.

State television broadcast images of the launch of the Kavoshgar-3, or Explorer-3, rocket on Wednesday. State TV also showed officials putting a mouse, two turtles and about a dozen creatures that looked like worms inside a capsule placed in the rocket before it blast off.

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- Rumor has it that Ahmadinejad was the source of the worms.....

K&R
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 05:24 AM
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2. I was thinking they would send up one of the protesters. Nearer to god with thee.
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OllieLotte Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 04:27 PM
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3. Israel is going to do something.
I don't know when, but they will. The world isn't going to stop Iran from getting nukes and the Jews can't allow it. Everyone is going to slam the Jews for doing something...and breath a big sigh of relief that they did.
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Flaneur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 05:06 PM
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4. That's when the shit storm will really start.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 05:17 PM
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5. No space programs within 500 miles of their borders...
That ought to win them some friends.
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yava Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 01:26 AM
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6. no, you are crazy, do you wish Armageddon?
It won't stop like you think!
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 08:18 PM
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7. "The Jews"?
Ohhh... Kayyyy... :eyes:
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-10-10 09:16 PM
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8. Worthless. Until they hit the 1500lb mark
they can not deliver a warhead. That would assume they were using a small two stage w-88 type system. The atlas and MX were designed for the explicit purpose of delivering nuclear weapons and the weight limits are public record.

Poor turtles, i feel worse that they died than if someone were to drop a bunker buster in the next meeting of the ayatollah and nut-job here. This is clearly research for a nuclear delivery system.

Even if they could deliver a weapon they just face the threat of extinction if they use them.
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