Skip to comments.US believes Iran successfully launched satellite into orbit
Posted on 04/22/2020 5:12:58 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The United States has assessed that Iran successfully launched a military satellite into orbit for the first time on Wednesday, two US Defense Department officials said, according to CNN.
The move is seen as a significant step because the country's space program utilizes the same technology that would be needed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile, which would increase Tehran's capability to strike enemy targets.
US Space Command is tracking two objects in orbit that were launched from within Iran, one of the officials said, according to CNN. One is a rocket body and the other is assessed to be the satellite. The rocket body may still be in orbit because the Iranian program is not sophisticated enough to have perfected re-entry into the atmosphere.
Irans Revolutionary Guards Corps said earlier on Wednesday it had successfully launched the countrys first military satellite into orbit.
It claimed that the satellite, named Noor, was launched from the central desert of Iran. CNN has not been able to independently verify the success of the launch.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later called for Iran to be held accountable for the launch of the satellite, adding he thinks the action violated a United Nations Security Council resolution, Reuters reports.
US officials say that Irans satellite launches defy UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
Resolution 2231 enshrined Irans 2015 nuclear deal with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States and calls on Iran to refrain for up to eight years from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons.
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Hopefully we have an idea of the capabilities of this military satellite.
Ouch, they’ll stop now. :)
...two US Defense Department officials said, according to CNN.
Utterly amazing that a Islamic sh*thole country that can’t do anything right in the world can all of a sudden send objects into space. That f-ing a-hole Obama did everything he could to propel the Iran regime’s lust for splitting the atom and being a member of the a-hole ballistic missile club (nuclearized). FUBO! SPIT!
Perhaps some covert action from our Space Force would be in order. Yeah, its still the Air Force at this time, but baby steps.
If true, this is real bad news.
It means they can hit us when they have a functional weapon.
Pakistan, North Korea and Iran have all been aided by China.
China was aided by Bill Clinton.
Its not that hard. Were supposed to be impressed?
Will it stay in orbit?
Looks like an opportunity to test our anti-satellite technology.
I thought we had airplanes that can shoot down satellites.
This is why President Trump used the words “shoot down”. Message that Iran would understand.
Hehe, now watch as evil Donald ze Trump orders just one of our super secret black interstellar triangle space ship to fire it’s super phaser weapony thingy and vaporize it into subatomic particles - like poof!
If Iran ever launches an ICBM, I believe it will be from Libya.
Yeah, having read “One Second After” about a year ago, I couldn’t agree more.
How much it weighs is the most important thing, yes?
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