Iran successfully launches Kavosh 2 space rocket

November 27, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iran successfully launched its new Kavosh 2 space rocket on Wednesday.

The Kavosh 2, which means Explorer 2 in Persian, parachuted back to Earth after a few minutes.
The launch was conducted within the framework of Iran’s 20-Year Outlook Plan and Iran’s strategic space plan.
The 20-Year Outlook Plan defines a macro strategy for the country’s economic, social, and cultural development for the next 20 years.
The most important accomplishment of the space flight was the fact that it was the first time Iran had conducted a safe landing of a spacecraft payload.
Over 50 years since the launch of Sputnik brought the world into the Space Age, Wednesday’s launch of the Kavosh 2 augurs well for the future of Iran’s space program