Iran


2017 – U.S. Suborbital

The Space Report | Iran

Many countries and organizations have floated plans for human suborbital spaceflight. However, there are very few building suborbital launch vehicles for this purpose, and even fewer... Many countries and organizations…

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2008 – Iranian Spaceports

The Space Report | Iran

Proposed SpaceportsLittle information is publicly available about Semnan Launch Site, 170 kilometers east of Tehran, which conducted Iran’s 2008 Kavoshgar (Explorer) suborbital rocket tests as well as its unsuccessful Safir…

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2014 – U.S. Suborbital

The Space Report | Iran

Private companies are developing suborbital reusable launch vehicles as well. Virgin Galactic flight-tested its SpaceShipTwo crewed suborbital vehicle in 2014. The second of the year’s powered test flights of SpaceShipTwo…

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2010 – Sounding Rockets

The Space Report | Iran

The category of uncrewed suborbital rockets is dominated by expendable sounding rockets. Suborbital sounding rockets are often a first step for a burgeoning space program. Payloads are almost exclusively scientific…

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