RE: Iran Launch Satellite?

From: Geoffrey E. Forden (forden@MIT.EDU)
Date: Sun Aug 17 2008 - 15:31:37 UTC

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    I can't get the video to play either but it is definitely at the same launch
    site as the Feb-4 shahab-3B launch.  Interestingly, it appears to be a night
    launch from the still photo.  Hopefully, there will be videos appearing on
    Youtube soon.  The most important thing to look for is the shape of the nose
    cone.  If it's the so-called baby-bottle nose cone then its just another
    Shahab-3B, if it's a typical "sharp-angle" nose cone than its just a
    Shahab-3A.  If, however, it's a rather blunt nose cone, then perhaps it's a
    two stage Safir rocket.  That would be very interesting but then we would
    need more detailed images to verify that.
    Geoff Forden
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    From: Allen Thomson [] 
    Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:14 AM
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    Subject: Re: Iran Launch Satellite?
    There seems to be a video of the launch at , but I can't get
    it to play. (And, unfortunately, I know not a word of Farsi, so the
    accompanying text isn't very helpful.)  
    The still image is hard to make out, but at a guess it may show a
    rocket similar to the Taepo Dong 1. Or not.
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