CREDIT: Planet Labs Inc. and the Middlebury Institute
Images show activity at the checkout building and the circular launch pad at Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Semnan, Iran. According to the Middlebury Institute, the images suggest at launch is likely, possibly at the circular pad.
Imagery shows a possible imminent rocket launch by Iran
02:20 - Source: CNN
Washington CNN  — 

The US government is in possession of classified imagery that shows Iran is getting ready to launch a rocket as soon as next week that the Iranians claim will put a peaceful satellite into orbit, but that the US sees as furthering Tehran’s missile development, multiple US officials tell CNN.

While Tehran claims the launch is for peaceful purposes, it’s a program that utilizes the same technology that would be needed for an intercontinental ballistic missile – the type that could someday strike the US.