Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Iran Claims Small-Satellite Launch Capability

The AMSAT News Service reports that Iran's space agency claims that nation now has the ability to launch small satellites into orbit. The announcement says several Asian countries and one university in Australia are already in talks to put satellites on Iranian rockets, which reportedly can carry payloads of up to 10 kilograms, or approximately 22 pounds. Iran has already launched at least two of its own satellites.