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Iran Plans to Send Monkey into Space as Test for Manned Flights


Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli says the country plans to send a live monkey in space aboard the country’s domestically produced Kavoshgar 5 (Explorer 5) planet carrier.

“Kavoshgar 5 kg with a weight of 285 will blast into space with an animal (a monkey) in the next Iranian calendar month (starting on 23 July),” IRNA quoted the words Fazeli on Monday.

He further explained that Kavoshgar built 5 a structural similar to the Omid (Hope) satellite, Iran first domestically produced satellite, which has launched into orbit in 2009 to life.

The Omid satellite data processing is designed to orbit the Earth 15 times per day and the data transmitted over two frequency bands and eight antennas to an Iranian space station.

Fazeli also pointed out, provides that five monkeys, experiments are currently getting for launch. The monkeys take exercises “to resist physical and orbital pressure, acceleration, sound [boom], vibration and other elements in the lift-off.” To

The ISA head noted that certain changes were made in the subsystem of the Kavoshgar 5 rocket made and said it must use liquid fuel, since it has been modified to accelerate, more than its previous prototypes.

On 20 June, said the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran has obtained the technology to develop different satellites and will soon be huge satellites in circular orbits at an altitude of nearly 35,000 kilometers (21,748 miles) above Earth’s surface taken.

The space capsule designed to carry the living creatures was introduced in February by President Ahmadinejad.

In February, the Iranian chief Kavoshgar 4 (IE 4) and three other national satellite Fajr (Dawn), Rasad (observation), Amirkabir I, Zafar (Victory) and the Kavoshgar 4 (IE 4) reveals planet carrier.

On 17 March, Iran successfully its first domestically produced bio-capsule “preservation of life ‘through the production of oxygen by the use of dry ice in the space of four Kavoshgar satellite carrier.

Fazeli had earlier said that Kavoshgar first mission was designed to evaluate the performance of the Space Explorer, the systems and subsystems together with the launch ramp, lift mechanism and the bio-capsule.

Iran is one of 24 founding members of the United Nations’ Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was founded by in 1959.

Tehran also plans the nation’s first manned mission to space station 2019th


Britain’s secret files confirms Israeli had nukes for 3 Decades!


A newly released British document confirms that Israel has possessed nuclear weapons for more than three decades.

Secret files released by Britain’s National Archives said on Wednesday that British officials feared Tel Aviv would use its nuclear weapons in case of another war with Arab countries in the region.

Israel’s Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert

Israel, which is considered as the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, has never confirmed or denied that it has produced nuclear warheads. It has refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and also adamantly rejected international inspection of its nuclear facilities.

Former US President Jimmy Carter acknowledged for the first time in May 2008 that Tel Aviv has 150 nuclear warheads in its arsenals.

In 1986, Israeli nuclear technician, Mordechai Vanunu, leaked the news that Israel had between 100 and 200 nuclear weapons.

Vanunu was a former worker at the country’s Dimona nuclear reactor in the Negev desert.

In May 2010, the UK’s Guardian newspaper said secret South African documents reveal that in 1975, Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the then-apartheid regime in South Africa.

According to documents obtained by the newspaper, a secret meeting between the then-Israeli defense minister, Shimon Peres, and his South African counterpart, P.W. Botha, ended with an offer for the sale of warheads “in three sizes.”

The Guardian claimed that those “sizes” referred to conventional, chemical and nuclear weapons.

Israel has initiated several wars in the region in its 60-year-old history of occupation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).


Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant Can’t Cool Down after 8.9 Earthquake!

Tokyo (CNN) — Officials ordered an evacuation Friday of residents living near a Japanese nuclear power plant, saying there has been no sign yet of leaks but indicating a struggle to “cool down” one of the atomic facilities.

A 8.9-magnitude earthquake led to cooling problems and a fire at two of Japan’s nuclear plants closest to its epicenter, said government officials.


Late Friday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters that people within 2 to 3 kilometers (1.2 to 1.8 miles) of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have been told to leave the area. Those closer by — within 3 to 10 kilometers — were asked to stay home. Japan’s Kyodo News Agency estimated that the evacuation order directly affected about 3,000 people.

“This is a precautionary instruction for people to evacuate,” Edano said. “There is no radioactive leakage at this moment outside of the facility

Yet Edano said the Fukushima Daiichi reactor “remains at a high temperature,” because it “cannot cool down.” The Kyodo agency reported Friday that the radiation level was rising in a turbine building at the plant.

That plant and three others were shut down following the quake, after Japan declared a state of atomic power emergency.

Cham Gallas, a professor of disaster management at the University of Georgia, said that it wouldn’t be surprising if reactors get “both thermally hot and radioactively hot” after the reactors were shut down.

“When they shut down reactors, it takes a long time for them to go down,” said Dallas. “It does not necessarily mean radioactive material got out of the reactor.”

While authorities are “bracing for the scenario,” the minister said, “At this moment, there is no danger to the environment.”

Fire broke out at a second facility, the Onagawa plant, but crews were able to put that fire out, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The trouble at the Fukushima plant happened after the plant successfully shut down, Edano said. Crews had difficulty generating enough electricity to pump water into the facility to cool it, he said.

Janie Eudy told CNN that her husband, Joe, was working at the plant and was injured by falling and shattering glass when the quake struck. As he and others were planning to evacuate, at their managers’ orders, tsunami waves struck and washed buildings from the nearby town past the plant.

“To me, it sounded like hell on earth,” she said, adding that her husband ultimately escaped.

The government said earlier that it was sending senior officials and the defense force’s Chemical Corps to Fukushima power plant, according to the Kyodo news agency.