Launch of Iranian carrier rocket failed

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Launch of Iranian carrier rocket failed
Launch of Iranian carrier rocket failed
23 June, 19:10In the worldPhoto: topwar.ru
In Iran, an attempt to launch a carrier rocket with a satellite into Earth's orbit on June 12 was unsuccessful.

According to CNN, the launch of the Iranian missile was closely watched by the Pentagon.

"US space command is aware of the failed launch of an Iranian rocket that took place on the morning of June 12", - Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Uriah Orland is quoted as saying by Interfax.

The details of the incident were not disclosed in the American military department, the general public still does not know at what stage of the flight and why the problems began.

Satellite imagery indicates that there was increased activity at the Imam Khomeini Cosmodrome on June 6. By June 17, the intensity of work decreased, and on June 20, they resumed.

"The pictures show a mobile platform, with the help of which the Iranian carrier rocket" Simurg "(" Safir-2 ") was previously delivered to the crane at the launch site, and fuel containers", - the news agency notes.

When analyzing satellite images, military experts concluded that Iran was planning a new missile launch attempt. It is not yet known whether the Simurg will carry a nuclear charge. Some analysts believe the rocket is too large for this, as well as the length of time it takes to fuel it.

Earlier, Iranian specialists faced problems when launching a rocket: in 2019, it exploded at the launch site.

Iran's space program is causing serious concern in the United States. After Iran announced the successful launch of its first military satellite in April 2020, the Pentagon believed that it could be dangerous to the United States and NATO.

To repel possible attacks from Iran, the United States has begun deploying an anti-missile defense system at an anti-missile defense base under construction in northern Poland in Redzikowo.

The construction of a ground-based missile defense base in Poland is scheduled to be completed in 2022. The project is already about 95% ready. According to the ABM Agency, in March in Redzikovo, the operation of the SPY-1D (V) radar and fire control system (FCS) were already tested. The base in Redzikovo is designed to detect, track and intercept ballistic missiles. The United States claims that, despite its location near Russian borders, it is unable to intercept Russian missiles and is designed to counter threats from Iran. However, Spain-based missile defense destroyers have repeatedly entered the Black Sea for patrols.

Russia, in turn, is concerned about the deployment of American missile defense systems in Europe, considering them not as part of a defensive system, but as a component of the American nuclear potential. According to the Russian military, universal launchers can be deployed at the anti-missile defense bases in Romania and Poland, from which not only anti-missile missiles, but also medium-range cruise missiles of the Tomahawk type can be launched, so the Russian side stated that it would be forced to take retaliatory measures. due to the deployment of American missile defense systems near its borders.

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