I thought it was called Khayyam?MOSCOW. Aug 3 (Interfax) - An Iranian Earth remote sensing satellite will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday, August 9, the Russia State Space Corporation Roscosmos said.
"The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle equipped with a Fregat upper stage is scheduled to take off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to place the Qaem Earth remote sensing satellite into orbit for the Islamic Republic of Iran," Roscosmos said.
"Along with it, the Russian CubeSX-HSE-2, "Monitor-1", UTMN, CYCLOPS, Siren, "KAI-1", "Kuzbas-300", Skoltech-B1, Skoltech-B2, Polytech Universe-1, Polytech Universe-2, Vizard, "Geoscan-Edelweiss", MIET-AIS, ISOI, and ReshUCube small satellites will also be put into orbit," the corporation said.
The Iranian satellite has been developed and built by Roscosmos enterprises, it said.
This is probably the same advanced satellite that there were rumors about Russia selling it to Iran months ago.
It's also carrying 16 other satellites.
You live and you learn,sadly.It's also carrying 16 other satellites.
Iran wouldn't have needed Russia to carry Khayyam if Rouhani hadn't shut down Iran's space program for 8 years.
We could've already deployed Soroush by now and carried even heavier payloads than just Khayyam to higher orbits.