India’s New Space Radar More EarthSat Than ReconSat

 

ISRO says computer graphic is true to 3,900 lb. RISAT-1 design, although it has released no pictures. Imaging radar panel is 6 x 20 ft. while solar arrays span about 40 ft. Photo Credit: ISRO

India’s new imaging radar satellite (above) is undergoing final testing prior to launch in mid April on an […]

Military Angles Assessed After New Iranian Booster/Satellite Mission

Before dawn on Feb. 3 Iran launched its new “Navid” imaging spacecraft into orbit using a Safir booster that can easily be converted into a Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM).  Israeli intelligence, the U.S. Strategic Command and CIA analysts are performing assessments of the rocket and satellite.

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Iran Set to Launch Large New Rocket, Repeat Fatal Monkey Mission

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad examines cutaway version of space monkey capsule like that to be used with backup monkey replacing the animal that was killed in 2011. Photo Credit: Fars

Iran is poised to begin a surge in space launch activity that will also include the first test of the large new space booster that […]