Former Executive Found Guilty of Helping Iran Launch Sat

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Nader Modanlo was found guilty by a federal jury in Maryland of illegally helping Iran launch its first satellite.

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VIDEO | Suborbital Simian? Iran Says it Sent Monkey into Space

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Obama signed into law a disaster relief bill that will deliver $15 million to NASA to repair facilities.

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Iran Successfully Sends a Monkey into Space

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Obama signed into law a disaster relief bill that will deliver $15 million to NASA to repair facilities.

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Iran: Monkey Launched into Suborbital Space and Back

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Iranian space officials announced they successfully launched a live monkey into space.

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Editorial | Iran Gets an Overdue Rebuff

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which occasionally invites criticism for failing to enforce its own regulatory rules, deserves credit for rejecting Iran’s bid to retain rights to a satellite orbital slot for which it has missed repeated utilization deadlines.

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Iran Finds a Placeholder Satellite for Contested Geostationary Slot

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PARIS — The Iranian government has found a satellite operator willing to lease or sell it an in-orbit telecommunications satellite to move to an orbital slot to which Iranian rights expired in July, the Iranian government has told international regulators.

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Dispute over Iranian Satellite System Gets More Complicated

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PARIS — The two-year satellite frequency dispute that has pitted Iran and Saudi Arabia against France and Qatar has taken an unexpected turn with protests over Iranian satellite broadcasts into Bahrain and Iran’s apparent inability to fill an orbital slot with its own satellite.

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Iran Decision, British About-face Among Surprises at Radio Frequency Conclave

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PARIS — International radio frequency and orbital slot regulators have agreed to allow Iran access to an orbital slot for its planned Zohreh-1 telecommunications satellite despite the fact that Iran missed repeated deadlines for putting the satellite into use, according to a decision of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC).

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Editorial: Iran’s WRC-12 Agenda

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It is difficult not to see great irony in Iran’s proposal to dismantle the system by which the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) assigns orbital slots and broadcasting frequencies to satellite operators.

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