Russian-Made Satellite To Boost Iran’s Earth-Imaging Capabilities

The Soyuz 2.1b carrying the Khayyam satellite blasts off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Credit: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images
A Russian Soyuz 2.1b rocket has successfully orbited Iran’s Khayyam Earth-remote sensing satellite. The launch took place at 8:52 a.m. Moscow time Aug. 9 from Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan. The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) later confirmed that the first telemetry data from the satellite had been...

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