Stabilization of Iran's Khayyam Satellite Successful: Spokesman
- August, 11, 2022 - 16:27
- Science news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian government's spokesman on Thursday announced the successful stabilization of the Khayyam satellite.
In a post on Twitter this morning, Ali Bahadori Jahromi said data and images obtained from Khayyam satellite will be used by Iranian knowledge-based businesses in a variety of fields.
Two days ago, the Khayyam satellite was launched into orbit by a Soyuz-2.1b rocket, equipped with a Fregat upper stage, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in neighboring Kazakhstan.
Iranian Space Agency said it had collaborated with reputable Russian companies to design and construct the Khayyam satellite.
Construction of three more Khayyam satellites with the participation of Iranian scholars and experts is on the agenda, according to the spokesman.
A report by The Washington Post on August 4 claimed that Russia "plans to use the satellite for several months or longer" to assist its war efforts in Ukraine before allowing Iran to take control of it.
The Iranian space agency has dismissed the claims as "untrue,” and said "no third country is able to access the information" sent by the satellite due to its "encrypted algorithm.”