Iran Rocket Fails to Orbit Satellite

Iranian media are reporting that an attempted launch of an imaging satellite failed on Tuesday.

The third stage of the Simorgh satellite launch vehicle (SLV) failed to gain sufficient velocity to place the Payam satellite into orbit, a government official said. The satellite was to have returned imagery with a resolution of 45 meters from a 500 km high orbit.

  • duheagle

    Looks like the mullahs will have to keep their Google Earth account awhile longer.