Russian rocket has successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan. An Iranian satellite named Khayyam into orbit by the Soyuz rocket from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. The name of the satellite was named after Omar Khayyam, a Persian scientist who lived in the 11th and 12th centuries. The satellite fitted with the high-resolution camera will be used for environmental monitoring and will remain fully under its control.
“Khayyam” Iranian satellite:
- Iran says the satellite is designed for scientific research including radiation and environmental monitoring for agricultural purposes. Iran’s space agency has received the first telemetry data sent from the satellite.
- Iran has said the satellite fitted with the high-resolution camera will be used for environmental monitoring and will remain fully under its control.
- If it operates successfully, the satellite would give Iran the ability to monitor its archenemy Israel and other countries in the Middle East.
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