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Russia efficiently launches Iranian satellite tv for pc

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A Russian rocket on Tuesday efficiently launched an Iranian satellite tv for pc into orbit.

The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 8:52 a.m. Moscow time (0552 GMT) Tuesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.

About 9 minutes after the launch, it positioned the Iranian satellite tv for pc referred to as Khayyam into orbit. It is named after Omar Khayyam, a Persian scientist who lived within the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Iran has stated the satellite tv for pc fitted with high-resolution digicam can be used for environmental monitoring and can stay totally beneath its management.

Tehran stated no different nation could have entry to info it gathers and it could be used for civilian functions solely, however there have been allegations that Russia could use it for surveillance of Ukraine amid its navy motion there.

If it operates efficiently, the satellite tv for pc would give Iran the flexibility to observe its archenemy Israel and different international locations within the Center East.

Iranian state tv aired footage of the launch reside, noting that the nation’s telecommunications minister attended the liftoff in Kazakhstan.

Citing Iran’s civilian house company, state tv stated the satellite tv for pc would supply high-resolution surveillance pictures with a one-meter-per-pixel definition. Western civilian satellites provide round half-a-meter per pixel, whereas U.S. spy satellites are believed to have even-greater definition.

Iran has each a civilian and navy house program, which the U.S. fears could possibly be used to advance its ballistic missile program. Nonetheless, Iran has seen a collection of mishaps and failed satellite tv for pc launches over current years.

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By- The Hindu

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