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The Iranian Safire rocket launcher has reached space

Iran launched a two-stage missile into space early in the morning (Sunday), but the satellite on it is a dummy satellite * Israel fears the power of the missile that could hit Israel

From right to left: The Iranian Safir satellite launcher on display for the first time at the inauguration of the Iranian Space Research Center in early 2008, the bow canopy of the Iranian Safir satellite launcher. It is evident that a separation experiment was carried out in it, which indicates an advanced state of the development plan
From right to left: The Iranian Safir satellite launcher on display for the first time at the inauguration of the Iranian Space Research Center in early 2008, the bow canopy of the Iranian Safir satellite launcher. It is evident that a separation experiment was carried out in it, which indicates an advanced state of the development plan

See a review from March 2008: The Iranian hope for space
Iran kept its promise during a launch test conducted at the beginning of the year and yesterday (Sunday) it launched into space the satellite launcher known as Safir with a dummy satellite on it.

The Saphir launcher is based on the technology of the Iranian Shihab 3 ballistic missile (which is actually a local production of the North Korean long-range No-dong missile). It differs from the Iranian Shihab missiles in its greater length and the configuration of the nose canopy, designed to contain a satellite instead of a warhead. Despite reports from 2007 about a satellite being launched into space, this time the Iranian television footage shows that the launcher has reached space, but according to Tal Inbar, a researcher at the Fisher Institute for Space Research and chairman of the Israel Space Association, until this evening no verification was received regarding the satellite being put into orbit.

A video clip describing the launch

According to the early news, the Iranians were supposed to launch a real satellite and not a dummy satellite. The satellite in question, Omid, (Tikva) is a small 15 kg self-developed satellite. It carries a receiver and transmitter, and possibly a camera for various purposes, but this cannot yet reach the level of cameras on more sophisticated and heavier intelligence satellites. According to the Iranian reports, the purpose of launching the satellite is to test the ground equipment and reception stations as well as the satellite transmitters, and to produce geographic information for agricultural and urban applications. But as mentioned these experiments will have to be postponed until the next launch.

Channel 2's military commentator Roni Daniel said on the main news broadcast this evening that Israel is not so worried about the satellite as much as the launch missile, which is more powerful than the Shihab missiles that threaten both Israel and Europe.

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  1. point:
    I do not define myself as an expert on these issues, but I have a connection to security forces - both due to my military services and due to family history. I can tell you that despite my lack of expertise, I have already had the chance to enlighten the experts on topics and ideas that they had not thought about.
    All in all, these are human beings and they are, all in all, confused like the rest of us.
    This is not an exact science.
    I don't know if you know the structure of the military intelligence systems but one thing I can tell you: the most important idea behind this organization is pluralism. It's not just that the Mossad and the military intelligence bodies are separate bodies. The issues they deal with are very vague and the organizational division is designed to prevent wrong dogmas and concepts from taking root.
    The internal structure of these bodies also encourages pluralism.

  2. Michael. We all know the bodies responsible for collecting and analyzing the information. They do the real work. All other discussions on the subject. They are empty and baseless.

  3. point:
    First of all - the military experts argue.
    Second - it is not clear to me how you get the title of "military expert". To the best of my recollection, some of those who are currently recognized as such experts were awarded the title, among other things, because they expressed themselves in such discussions.
    Thirdly - it is simple - like any other decision - when there is agreement on the data and its meaning. There is no such agreement. Maybe it's simple for you but all the military experts still see it as a complicated matter.

  4. to Michael Whether Iran is dangerous or not is not related to this or that public debate. There are military experts and they are the only ones who can decide on the issue. And yes, the matter is much simpler than others think.

  5. There is nothing to worry about, in my opinion this is just another invention like the falsification of the photographs of the launches in the past, the fact is that they did not say a word about whether the missile reached the required trajectory, from this it can be assumed that it is just Shihab "in disguise" there is nothing to worry about

  6. to 5 If they can launch a missile with an orbital warhead,
    They can place their missiles at distant points
    more inside Iran (thus making it more difficult to attack them)
    And also to insert a larger charge into the arrow head (incl
    A relatively primitive nuclear bomb if and when
    they will have it) - and therefore also for us the missile has meaning

    At the moment, this is another step towards the development of such a missile.

  7. point:
    I hope you're joking.
    Doesn't that seem a bit simplistic?
    After all, the entire public debate revolves around the question of whether Iran is so dangerous that it must be fought (and whether a war against it will bring about the desired results).
    Imagine that you come to a person who is debating on the way he should drive and you say to him: "Leave nonsense! If step A is more beneficial to you than step B - take step A, otherwise take step B."
    Do you really think that your words will help him when all the hesitation comes from not knowing which step is more helpful.

  8. If Iran is dangerous, let them destroy it. And if not, then no one cares what they do or think.

    Therefore, it seems to me that the whole point of Iran and the nuclear bomb is to create fear in the public. It serves the rich.

  9. Today they can hurt us in Sahib 3 anyway.
    It is good for us to perhaps exaggerate and strengthen this ability so that the Europeans will come under pressure.
    Any such publication can actually help us.

  10. Ami:
    To me it looks like something connected to the camera itself - maybe the photographer's hair with two scales or maybe some kind of spider web with dust grains.

  11. It is possible that once again they worked on us with their eyes, Lavin Amor
    transmit signals so that it can be easily identified
    its location and trajectory. If the Iranian satellite does not
    This - it is very likely that it simply did not enter the track -
    And inflating the Shihab to something bigger is just work
    in the eyes

  12. In the video, you see two dots flickering like two flies throughout. Anyone have any idea what this could be? A strange show

  13. This missile should worry the USA and Europe, not us, we are already within range of the nuclear bomb, in any case with a conventional or unconventional warhead, this missile will be the Arrow's first priority

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