Iran has launched its first domestically built satellite into space
03-Feb-2009 (7 comments)

The launch of the Omid satellite, meaning Hope, was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution and United Nations talks aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear programme. "Dear Iranians, your children have put the first indigenous satellite into orbit," said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a broadcast on state television. "With this launch the Islamic Republic of Iran has officially achieved a presence in space." The launch has highlighted international concerns that Iran will use domestically developed space technology to develop intercontinental nuclear missiles.

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Congratulations and cheshm hasood koor

by Mehrnaz (not verified) on

It has gathered so little attention, Toofantheoncesogreat, because nothing good is supposed to come out of Iran, in the agenda of those who are using this site as a platform for war propaganda against Iran. Of course the Mossad agents on this site, such as Mehdi Masloum who is neither Mehdi nor Masloum, nor as he pretends of Iranian origin (because he is more than one person), have nothing to celebrate. After all, we, along with the 'Arabs', and other violent third-worlders are supposed to rot behind blockades and sanctions, for the plunder to begin unimpeded.

Thanks for posting.



by Toofantheoncesogreat (not verified) on


Iran Satellite

by Fishtank (not verified) on

As of this writing, there were 10 pages of comments on the Aljazeera Arabic site about this story, see link:


Only 4 comments on
Can anyone translate the Arabic messages?


The new world...

by Ajam (not verified) on

This, along with Iran's stand off with the West over its peaceful nuclear rights, Turkish leader's stance against Israeli bullying and Gazan's resistance to Israeli assaults are indicative of an emerging new world order. The Third World is no longer gonna sit around and take orders from its Western masters. It slowly, but surely, is waking up from the hundred year long lethargy!


That is great news

by farokh2000 on

It is good news no matter how you look at it.

There aren't that many Countries that have gotten that far.

I know, we all wish it were under control of anybody but the criminal Mullahs, but science is science and we need to be proud of our scientists.


That is an amazing accomplishment

by Abarmard on

Many here don't realize where Iran stands today. China has a worse Human Rights records than Iran, but Chinese certainly recognize where their country is headed.



by Toofantheoncesogreat (not verified) on

This makes us the number 9 satellite and satellite producer in the world.

Im surprised this has gathered so little attention on this site.. :(