By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
A day after scores of millions of Iranians rallied on the streets in over 900 towns and cities in what could rightly be called an overwhelming confirmation of the April 1979 referendum that established the Islamic Republic, Iran set a new ‘skymark’ by successfully launching into outer space a three-stage solid fuel suborbital carrier.
Kudos to the country’s young and aspiring scientists and engineers for their unstoppable endeavours to maintain the steady pace of progress in the face of the most stringent sanctions whose failure prompted super terrorist US to incite a handful of thugs, terrorists and traitors to try to disturb the peace in Iran in the vain hope of derailing national development.
The Qaem-100 rocket, the first of its kind manufactured by Iranian scientists, is capable of putting satellites weighing up to 80 kilograms into orbit 500 kilometers from the earth’s surface.
It marks the latest achievement of the aerospace force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) which is among the country’s most popular units in view of its heroic defence of the homeland during the 8-year war Washington had imposed in the 1980s, its role in the reconstruction that followed, its branching into various fields of science and technology in addition to economy, its assistance to freedom loving people of the region and beyond to defeat terrorists and American attempts at hegemony, and its vigilance at home against hypocrites and US mercenaries.
The launch vehicle’s solid-fueled first-stage engine, which had undergone ground tests earlier this year, successfully completed on Saturday its first suborbital spaceflight.
According to IRGC officials, Qaem-100 is now ready to launch Nahid, a satellite manufactured by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, into orbit in the near future.
Iran has now has four satellites in space. The previous ones being the Sina-1 launched by Russia in 2005, the Noor-2 built and launched by the IRGC in March 2022, and the Khayyam launched with Russian help in August 2022.
There are more advanced rockets and satellites under production to enable Iran to be independent in space exploration that is vital for keeping track of the weather conditions, discovering geological deposits, and of course, protecting the peace and security of the country against would-be aggressors.
These will be unveiled in due time and will show to the world the genius of the young generation of Iranians who firmly adhere to Islam, humanitarian principles, and guidelines of the farsighted Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
These spectacular achievements of the Islamic Republic whose devout and dedicated masses have thwarted every plot of its sworn enemies – the US, the Zionist entity, and Britain – have put Iran among the topmost countries of the world in the mastering of modern science and technology.
This is the reason the US is seeing red and out of hopelessness has resorted to a campaign of fake news to tarnish the image of the Islamic Republic, but to no avail.
Iranians will be the foremost people in space as well in the near future – Insha Allah (God Willing) – and the US cannot do a damn thing to obstruct their skywards ascent.