Russia successfully launched Iran’s satellite into orbit
- 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.