Roscosmos launches the Iranian Space Agency’s Earth observation satellite Khayyam from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Russia launches Iranian satellite into space from Kazakhstan base. The launch signals the beginning of ‘strategic cooperation’ between the two countries in the space industry, according to the Iranian ICT minister. A high-resolution Iranian-owned satellite has been launched into space from a base in Kazakhstan on board a Russian rocket, amid speculation about its uses. The remote-sensing Khayyam satellite, which Iran has said it wants to use for non-military purposes, was successfully launched on Tuesday, according to footage aired live by Iranian state television.