RE: Iran 'launches rocket into space'

From: Ted Molczan (molczanseesat@rogers.com)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2007 - 09:11:31 EST

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    According to this report, it was sub-orbital:
    
    
    http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2007-02-25T130421Z_01_BLA533629_RTRIDST_0_SCIENCE-IRAN-SPACE-DC.XML
    
    Excerpt:
    
     TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has launched a sub-orbital rocket for scientific
    research not a missile capable of reaching space as earlier reported, an
    aerospace official told an Iranian news agency on Sunday.
    
    Ali Akbar Golrou, the executive deputy of Iran's aerospace research center, told
    Fars News Agency the rocket would not stay in orbit but could rise to about 150
    km (94 miles) into atmosphere before falling to earth by parachute.
    
    End excerpt
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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