From the site of the failed attempts, Iran is preparing to launch a missile into space

From the site of the failed attempts, Iran is preparing to launch a missile into space

Iran is preparing for a space launch, as satellite images showed a missile on a launch pad in a rural area in the desert, while tensions remain high over Tehran's nuclear program. “Maxar Technologies” and published on Tuesday evening showed a launch pad in the “Imam Khomeini Space Port” in the rural Iranian province of Semnan, which is the site of repeated failed attempts to put a satellite into orbit.

Rocket on a tanker

A group of photos also showed a missile on a tanker while preparing to lift it and place it on the launch pad.

While Iran did not acknowledge an upcoming launch in the spaceport. Its mission to the United Nations in New York has not yet responded to a request for comment.

7 satellites

However, the state-run IRNA news agency said In May, Iran will likely have seven domestically made satellites ready for launch by the end of the Persian year in March 2023.

At the beginning of this year, Iran launched a rocket into space, but a spokesman The Iranian Defense Ministry said in statements broadcast by state television, at the time, that the missile that Iran launched into space failed to put three research devices into orbit, due to the missile's inability to reach the required speed.