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Iran Unveils Satellite Booster Rocket

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Posted on February 3 2010 2:30 pm
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by MB Snow

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled a domestically-built satellite booster rocket, part of an ambitious space program that has worried Western powers because they fear the same technology used to launch satellites could also deliver warheads.

Officials say the light booster rocket, named Simorgh, can carry a satellite weighing 220 pounds (100 kilograms) up to 310 miles (500 kilometers) above the Earth.

Read more at The Snow Report.

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