Laura Grego

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Dr. Grego received her PhD in physics from the Caltech in 1999. She was a postdoctoral researcher for three years at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where she investigated issues in cosmology using X-ray, radio, and optical data, and numerical simulation. She has been at UCS since 2002. Areas of expertise: Space weapons and security, ballistic missile proliferation, ballistic missile defense

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Iran Simorgh Satellite Launch Update, Part 3

Iran has again issued a NOTAM for the area around Semnan (OID51 in Arms Control Wonk’s google map). The notice to airmen was issued on Saturday, and is valid from today through Thursday, March 17. Read more >

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Missile Defense Folly

North Korea continues to make slow progress in its weapons of mass destruction programs, and there are no easy answers. But after a North Korean nuclear or missile test, you can bet that missile defenses will be promoted as a fix. Read more >

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Tenth Anniversary Release of UCS Satellite Database

Happy birthday to the UCS Satellite Database! This month we are marking the 10th anniversary of the UCS Satellite Database. Read more >

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Update on Possible Iranian Simorgh Rocket Launch

A few days ago, we posted an overview of a possible upcoming Iranian satellite launch, which pointed to launch windows being held open at the Imam Khomeini Space Launch Center. Last week’s launch windows (which were signaled by NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen)) expired, but new ones were issued yesterday for two areas. Read more >

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Iran’s Upcoming Simorgh Rocket Launch

Iran may be attempting a satellite launch this month. While it is always difficult to read the tea leaves when predicting Iran’s space activity, officials announced its new Simorgh launcher would be unveiled and a satellite would be launched soon. Read more >

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