Russia successfully launched Iran’s satellite into orbit

Highlights:

  • 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.