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Iran launches satellite ‘Khayyam’ into space

Iran on Tuesday launched the Khayyam satellite from the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan

Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Eissa Zarepour affirmed that launching the Khayyam satellite into orbit is the beginning of Iran-Russia’s strategic cooperation in the space field.

Zarepour said that cooperation between Iran and Russia has begun for some time, but in the 13th administration, with the efforts of the Ministry of Communications and Foreign Affairs, today “we witness the launch of the Khayyam Strategic Satellite into orbit.”

Iran will continue efforts to develop domestic capabilities in manufacturing and launching satellites, ICT Minister noted.


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