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High-resolution Iranian satellite reaches space from Kazakhstan on board Russian rocket

A high-resolution Iranian-owned satellite has been launched into space from a base in Kazakhstan on board a Russian rocket, amid speculation about its uses. The remote-sensing Khayyam satellite, which Iran has said it wants to use for non-military purposes, was successfully launched on Tuesday, according to footage aired live by Iranian state television. Earlier this […]

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Mars probe running Windows 98 receives first update in 19 years

The Mars Express spacecraft of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) has received the first update to its Window 98-based system in 19 years. The mission was first launched to discover of signs of liquid water on Mars, including a suspected 20x30km lake of salty water buried under 1.5 km of ice in the red planet’s […]

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Iran’s satellite launch fails to put payloads into orbit around Earth

Iran’s space launch on Thursday has failed to put its three payloads into orbit after the rocket was unable to reach the required speed, a defence ministry spokesman said in remarks carried on state television. The attempted launch, which came as indirect United States-Iran talks take place in Austria to try to salvage a 2015 […]

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Iran launches satellite-carrying rocket into space

Tehran launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space with three devices onboard on Thursday. The move comes amid ongoing talks and is expected to anger the United States, local media have reported. Previous rocket launches, including several failed attempts, have drawn heavy criticism from the US. “The satellite-carrying Simorgh rocket successfully launched three devices into space,” […]

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launch ‘1st military satellite’ into orbit

Iran on Wednesday said it launched a military satellite into orbit amid wider tensions with the US. This, it said, was a successful launch after months of failures. There was no immediate independent confirmation of the launch of the satellite, which Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard called “Noor”, or light. The Guard on its official said […]