Aug 9, 2022, 11:57 PM
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Iran Space Agency confirms proper functioning of Khayyam Satellite systems

Tehran, IRNA –Iranian Space Agency confirmed the proper functioning of the entire systems of Iran’s Khayyam Satellite that was successfully launched into space on August 9, 2022, on a Russian Soyuz from Baikonur Station successfully.

Iranian satellite "Khayyam" launched from a station in Kazakhstan in cooperation with Russia.

The Khayyam satellite was launched by Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The Khayyam satellite whose ownership is for Iranian Space Agency is proper for making smart different parts of the country.

The first signals from Khayyam Satellite were received at Iran's Mahdasht Space Station that is in charge of controlling the satellite about 90 minutes after it was launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome.

According to the initial assessments of technicians at that station, all the systems in Khayyam are functioning properly.

After analyzing the telemetric data received from the satellite it was made clear that all its systems are functioning exactly as programmed and that the satellite's situation is on its ideal orbit.

Khayyam Satellite is programmed to pass 4 times over Iran's airspace in 24 hours, during which it will both receive and transmit telemetric signals and data.

Putting to use the sub-systems of this satellite and testing them will according to the program take place during the upcoming couple of days.

The home-made satellite is also aimed at improving agricultural productivity, monitoring water resources and management of natural disasters, among other things.

Iran's Minister of Communication and Information Technology Issa Zarepour, who has traveled to Kazakhstan for launch of Khayyam, said through a video message that Iranian Space Agency will continue scientific and technological cooperation with countries which are pioneers in the space industry.

The country develops domestic capabilities and will continue such a cooperation in order to meet its needs and accelerate the process of development in space technology.


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