Iran's space program fails to put satellite into orbit


Iran has failed in its latest attempt to send a satellite into space Tehran launched a satellite a short time ago but Iranian state TV says it didn't reach orbit the B. B. C.'s Alan Johnston reports the US remains highly suspicious of Iran's space efforts in Iranian minister said the satellite launch was part of a mission aimed at gathering information helpful for research on issues like earthquakes and agricultural development the US has said in the past that Iran satellite program is a cover for the development of long range missiles it fears the rockets use could be adapted to carry nuclear warheads Iran says it has no intention of acquiring atomic weapons at least two previous Iranian satellite launch attempts have

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