Iran's third space launch
center near Shahrud ?
Norbert Brügge, Germany
Iran has built a new rocket launch site
which is likely to be used for testing ballistic missiles, military analysts
as saying. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in 2012 and 2013 shows
the construction of the new launch facility located in Semnan province, 40
km southeast of Shahrud. The site has no storage facilities for liquid rocket
fuel needed for rockets that launch satellites, which suggests it is built
for launcher using solid fuel.