Iran’s launch monkey into space on Monday, alarmed U.S. officials, who believe that this technology could be used by Iran to increase the range of their weapons delivery.
As reported by the Iranian media, the country’s space agency launched a monkey and successfully returned to Earth with the help they created Kavoshgar-5 rocket. This launch, though unconfirmed Western media tracking flights, troubled Americans is that such missiles could be used to hit targets on other continents.
Western scholars have been slow to agree with the authorities, saying that even if the launch took place, it is of little help in the development of military technologies to Iran.
The fact that biokapsula that used by Iran, while returning from an altitude of 120 km, passes through the atmosphere at a rate that is much less than the speed of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). According to Laura Grego, "warhead requires a skin that can withstand temperatures of up to 40 times higher than that which has undergone Pisgah."
Representatives of the country’s space agency said that the successful launch of monkeys pave the way for sending a man into space by 2020 and to the moon by 2025.