A cooperation between Tehran and Moscow led to the development and successful launch of Khayyam, Iranian satellite into the a 500km orbit.
A station in Kazakhstan has launched an advanced Iranian satellite into the orbit. The Satellite was successfully carried by a Russian launcher amid rumors regarding its intended function.
The distantly Khayyam satellite is intended for non-military usage, according to Tehran. Iranian official media broadcast images from Today’s launch event of the Satellite, citing it as a breakthrough for the Iranian scientific program for the space.
Russia intends to utilize Khayyam for a long duration according to unidentified Western security sources cited by The Washington Post last week. The Iranian Space Agency has denied the assertion a short while later. The ISA and Roscosmos of Russia, it was announced, will have the sole control over Khayyam right after the launch.
According to ISA, a group of Iranian research scientists in Tehran will encode and supervise all commands sent to Khayyam and information obtained from it. During the procedure, no other nation will have authorization to use the data.
Additionally, the organization emphasized that photos from the satellite are anticipated to have a precision of one meter. In a number of businesses, the information will be utilized to strengthen strategy and management capabilities. Benefactor sectors include border control, farming, environmental assets, the ecology, water supplies, mining, and crisis response.
Iran is capable of developing remote-sensing satellites with a 5- to 10-meter imaging resolution. A cargo weighing up to 110 pounds may be sent into a 311-mile orbit by the country.
However, the Khayyam, which weighs roughly 1,322 pounds and is designed to function in a 500km orbital mission, may hit targets with a far more accurate precision of 3.3 feet. Russia created the satellite under Iran’s direction.
Khayyam; A Non-Military Advancement
The Satellite is named after Iranian polymath Omar Khayyam, living in the 11th century. The name signifies Iran’s plans and pride of its scientific developments and breakthroughs.
Iranian ICT Minister stated in a webcast yesterday that that is the beginning of a strategic partnership between Tehran and Moscow in the space sector. Zarepour, standing in front of by the rocket in the footage, stated that Iran hopes to develop the technology necessary to launch a 100kg satellite into a 500km orbit by the end of next year.
Iran has also emphasized the distinction between its civilian and military space programs. “The country’s defense forces will pursue their own exclusive paths technically and strategically to account for their own needs,” ISA explains.
Two satellites have already been put into orbit by the IRGC, the leading Iranian military forces. The most recent launch was done last March. The IRGC intends to send another payload into space in less than seven months, according to a statement by the aerospace head.
In late June, the Iranian defense ministry also conducted a test launch of a satellite craft intended for research and development purposes. Iran has said that its military space exploration is exclusively for defense and doesn’t represent a danger to anybody else. Western leaders, however, have voiced alarm, stating that the same system might be used to transport nuclear bombs.
Iran has repeatedly said that it has no desire to develop nuclear weapons. Attempts s have been made to reinstate its 2015 nuclear agreement during the past 16 months. Two years earlier, Washington has unilaterally renounced the agreement.