Iran Becoming a Space Power



With the success of a domestically-built and -launched satellite in February 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran became the first Islamic nation and the ninth nation overall to launch its own payload into orbit.

Since that launch, Iran has expanded its activities in space, reporting that it has committed significant funds to its space program, announcing new satellite and rocket plans, as well as promising to put a man in orbit by 2025.

Secure World Foundation (SWF) has issued an [_Iranian Space Launch Capabilities Fact Sheet_][3] with Tiffany Chow as its main author from SWF’s Washington, D.C. office.

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