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Iran Simorgh Satellite Launch Update, Part 3

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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

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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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Update on Possible Iranian Simorgh Rocket Launch

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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

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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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North Korea Successfully Puts Its Second Satellite in Orbit

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North Korea launched earlier than expected, and successfully placed its second satellite into orbit. Read more >

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