It follows a note one published in on the day (03/02) in the website “Space Daily” noting that Iran is planning to send humans to space by 2016. Too ambitious to be True?
Too Ambitious to be True? Iran Plans
to Send Humans to Space by 2016
By Staff Writers
Tehran (Sputnik) Mar 02, 2015
Source: Sputnik International
It was all smiles and cheers on Iran's National Day of Space Technology, celebrated this year on February 17, as the country unveiled a prototype of a spacecraft allegedly capable of taking a human to space.
Authorities say the trial test will be conducted this year bringing the country closer to its wildest dream of sending a first astronaut where no Iranian has ever been before.
#Iran to send human into space in 4 years, space agency chief says - Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) 30 2014
Tehran has recently announced that it will perform its first sub-orbital spaceflight by 2016.
On February 2, the country successfully launched a Fajr (Dawn) satellite to space using a Safir-2 rocket. Iran is dead set on producing all the equipment required for space exploration at home, often seen as one the country's major short-term goals. The news prompted the Fars news agency to claim that in a few years' time we should "expect postcards and New Year greetings from Iranian astronauts in space."
However, the optimism might be premature. Many experts doubt Iran will master the technology and acquire the capabilities to achieve one of its most ambitious goals no matter how many times it repeats that sky is not the limit or how many animals it launches into orbit.
The world is yet to be fully convinced that Tehran indeed successfully launched animals into space. In 2013, the country claimed it sent two monkeys into space and safely returned them to the ground. Some doubts were raised as the country published different photos of the animals before and after the flight. In 2010, Iran sent several small animals into space, including a rat and a turtle.
Can't make this stuff up...Iran has chosen a Persian cat as the best candidate for a manned space mission it hopes to make by 2020! - Gareth Edwards (@GarethEdwardsSA) 17 2013
Iran launched its first domestically-produced satellite in 2009. The country plans to send several more satellites into space by March 2016. The main function of the spacecraft is to transmit images of the Earth's surface to ground stations.
Iran's space program has been subject to international concerns amid fears that it could be developing its rocket technology for military purposes, a charge which Tehran denies.
Last week, Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that Iran plans to expand its space program. However, reports emerged that the country might have canceled the program in early January.
Wonder if Safir/Fajr launch means Iran space program still on, or just a last mission before wind-down? @warisboringhttps://t.co/KPlHbApHFa - how now (@brownpau) 2 2015
Source: WebSite Space Daily - http://www.spacedaily.com/
Comentário: Bom leitor, duvidar da capacidade do ser humano de realizar as tarefas mais difíceis quando se sabe da existência confirmada de compromisso do governo Iraniano com o seu Programa Espacial, não é algo que o Blog BRAZILIAN SPACE faz com frequência. Entretanto, neste caso específico, não acreditamos que o estado Iraniano esteja já preparado para realizar uma missão como esta em 2016, mesmo sendo uma missão suborbital, missão onde nem mesmo países como a Índia e o Japão, até mesmo a Europa, (sabidamente muito mais adiantados em tecnologia espacial) conseguiram realizar com seus próprios meios, mas enfim... ta aí a notícia e vamos aguardar os acontecimentos.