Monday, August 18, 2008

There Goes Cheyenne Mountain's Other Neighborhood?

Seems the Iranian government recently launched themselves a small payload into orbit -- and offered to loft satellites for other "Muslim nations," presumably only those that measure up to Iran's notions of the term.

(I'd like to point out that someone of Iranian birth has already been in orbit -- and that she's an American electrical engineer and a member of the X-Prize board).

Despite the likelihood of the launch being more special effects than science, for those concerned about small payloads wobbling into low Earth orbit from Tehran, I offer one possible solution:

That should do a fine job of scarin' the crazed away while proving no bar to rational folks!


Turk Turon said...

We need to get our own experts on this right away: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his lab assistant, Beaker.

Seriously, the first satellites that the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. launched were surveillance satellites. We used them initially to target our ICBMs. Sadly, the Iranians are probably going to do the same thing.

All in less than two weeks: 1) Russians invade Georgia, 2) Poles sign agreement to base anti-missile system and 3) Iranians launch first satellite.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! Free target for the next ASAT test!