Russia launches Iranian satellite into orbit.

Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit on Tuesday from southern Kazakhstan, according to Russian state space corporation.

The move came just three weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the West.

The remote sensing satellite Khayyam, named after the 11th Century Persian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyam, was launched by a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur spaceport into orbit, said Roscosmos.

The launch of the Iranian satellite is a milestone event in Russia-Iran cooperation, according to Roscosmos chief Yury Borisov.

Meanwhile, Iran has obtained the first data from its Khayyam satellite, according to the Iranian news agency IRNA.

The data included telemetry measurements received by ground stations of the Iranian Space Agency, IRNA said.

The Iranian satellite is designed to conduct scientific research, test inter-satellite communications channels technology, measure the level of electromagnetic radiation, carry out Earth’s remote probing and environmental monitoring.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr


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