Today “Zafar” satellite launch failed. Like many scientific projects, Failure happened. FALCON 9, Juno II, ATLAS, PROTON M, ANTARES are just a few samples of US launch failures.
But We’re UNSTOPPABLE! We have more Upcoming Great Iranian Satellites! 🛰
– MJ Azari Jahromi (@azarijahromi) (February 9,
Jahromi also called out “US launch failures,” including the Falcon 9, Atlas, Antares rockets and more. Ironically, the Atlas V successfully lifted a European Space Agency Solar Orbiter late Sunday night. Also, Jahromi included the Russian Proton rocket among his list of US failures.
It is not clear why this rocket failed. according to the New York Times , the Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a sabotage program since the George W. Bush administration to slip faulty parts and materials into Iranian aerospace supply chains. This program received new resources under the Trump administration.
For years, the United States and Iran have clashed over the nation’s rocket program. American officials contend the program is part of an effort to develop ballistic missiles that can deliver nuclear weapons to distant foreign targets. The Iranian government says its space program serves peaceful purposes.