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Iran’s Space Launchers and Solid Missiles

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Iran tested a satellite launch vehicle, and it failed. But this isn’t a reason to cheer. Iran showed off a lot of goodies this month, pointing to an active solid-propellant missile program and has no said a future satellite launch is going to use a solid-propellant space launch vehicle.  This is bad news. Aaron and …

Stephen Ledogar: Unsung Hero of Arms Control

Multiple Choice Quiz of the Week: Which two of the following films reflect the temper of the times for the 2020 Oscars? A. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington B. Parasite C. It’s A Wonderful Life D. Joker E. Singin’ in the Rain No U.S. diplomat accomplished more than Stephen Ledogar in the hard slog of …

Iran’s solid-propellant SLV program is alive and kicking

If you are a friend of the blog, you might have heard of Iran’s program to develop a solid propellant space launcher, the relationship of the space launch program to Iran’s missile ambitions and the 2011 explosion that wiped out most of the personnel associated with it. To make a long story short, at some …

Where Are We? And Where Do We go from Here?

Lyric of the Week: “There’ll be no healing from the art of double dealing. Armageddon’s back in town again” — Patterson Hood, Drive-By Truckers, The Unraveling album Note to Readers: Here’s what I had to say to the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters on January 30th: We’re not doing well, obviously. But …

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