Monday, December 16, 2013

Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh space rocket

Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh rocket successfully launches biological payload into space, from Semnan Space Center, Dec. 14, 2013.

Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh sounding rocket derived from Shahab 1/2 SRBM series

Biological payload consists of female primate named  "Fagram"

Fagram strapped inside Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh space capsule

Composite of in-flight images received from Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh

Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh capsule upon landing back to earth

Detail of Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh capsule, after successful returning its live primate passenger back to earth

Bell 214 medium-lift helicopter recovers Kavoshgar-e Pazhuhesh capsule

Flight scenario illustration provided by official Kavoshgar site

For more information on the Kavoshgar space rocket program (in Persian), click HERE.

Photos: IRNA, ISNA, FARS News Agency and


Mark Pyruz said...

The first publicized space rocket success during the Rouhani administration.

B.M.A said...

IT is prudent for any Nation that aspires to make some steps in high technology to start from the bottom rather than starting from the top -WISE decision by the establishment for applying this principle!

Anonymous said...

Here in Nevada for a number of years now,we make and launch lots of these large scale model rockets into the upper atmosphere and wait for their return by parachute.

Anonymous said...

Good for you!!!!????

Anonymous said...

Anonymous December 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM,

Anonymous said...

It seems that the radiation left in Nevada deserts has affected you, as you are acting like a 10 year old.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know, whether Victoria Nuland will describe this launch as a violation of the Security Council resolutions, regarding rocket launchings.

It is interesting that the main authors haven't "expressed" their opinions YET, regarding that matter in the past as well as at present.


Anonymous said...

AnonymousDecember 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM
This is a medium range guided missile not a "large scale model rocket",and I seriously doubt that your model rocket would achieve an altitude in excess of 50,000ft much less reach space carrying a living primate and returning it alive to earth as the iranians have done.Good on them