What Space Force should do about Iran's failed launch

Phil Briggs
February 10, 2020 - 1:15 pm
US Space Force should troll Iran after they failed to get their satellite up

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While Iran's Defense Ministry's Space Programme, was hoping that their rocket would give them the night of their life, a recent attempt to launch a satellite into orbit did not go as planned.

According to reports from Aljazeera,  "The launch of the satellite happened at 7:15 pm local time at Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran's Semnan province ... State television said, however, that a Simorgh rocket could not put the Zafar 1 communications satellite into orbit due to a low speed."

The new Raad-500 short-range ballistic missile, which Iran says is powered by a 'new generation' of engines designed to put satellites into orbit.

A slow rocket can not only ruin a great evening, but it can also really shake a space program's confidence.

This is why I see this as an opportunity for the United States Space Force, to go on the offensive and project it's strength.

The reports of the launch had to arouse suspicion from the DoD's newest member.  But now that their rocket failed to satisfy the mission of deploying their satellite deep into space, we need to hit them where it counts.  On social media.

So as a veteran, a patriot, and a Space Force fan, I offer the following tweets for use in the war of words that is coming soon:


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