Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Iranian satellite

Iran claims to have launched its first satellite into space. So far the story adds up, with numerous plausible sightings of the new body in space. One way to look at it is a pretty remarkable scientific feat for a country facing as harsh international sanctions as does Iran. On the other hand of course a rocket capable of reaching the earth orbit also enables its bearer to hit targets on the ground thousands of kilometers away, so it's no surprise that there's a lot of worrying going on around the world about the new implications of this achievement.

Video: Iran Launches Satellite, Allegedly (Updated) | Danger Room from Wired.com

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