Iran's Satellite Launcher Program(s)

Naturally, Iran has two space programmes trying (and occasionally succeeding) to launch satellites: one run by the Iranian Space Agency and another by the Revolutionary Guard. As Amir Taheri described in The Persian Night, Iran has two parallel centres of power, the official state and the revolution, much like the government and Nazi Party in Hitler’s Germany, each with its own, often duplicate and competing, institutions. This is reflected even in their space projects.

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