27 C
Guwahati
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Russian rocket successfully puts Iranian satellite into orbit

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Moscow, Feb 29: A Russian rocket on Thursday successfully put an Iranian satellite into orbit, a launch that underlined increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Tehran.

Russia’s state-run Roscosmos Corporation said that a Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Vostochny launch facility in the country’s far east to carry the Iranian satellite and 18 Russian satellites into orbit.

- Advertisement -

The Iranian state TV said the 110-kg (242-pound) satellite has three cameras to take images for environmental, agricultural and other purposes.

Iran’s state TV said the satellite will be put into orbit around the North and South Poles, synchronised to be in the same fixed position relative to the Sun, and will be fully functional after a calibration of its systems.

Thursday’s launch comes after Russia put into orbit the Iranian Khayyam satellite in 2022.

Iran’s Communication Minister Isa Zarepour told the TV that Iran’s space programme has had a total of 23 launches, including 12 during President Ebrahim Raisi’s administration. (AP)

- Advertisement -

 

 

 

- Advertisement -
The Hills Times
The Hills Timeshttps://thehillstimes.in/
The Hills Times, a largely circulated English daily published from Diphu and printed in Guwahati, having vast readership in hills districts of Assam, and neighbouring Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur
Latest news
- Advertisement -
Related news
- Advertisement -
10 Types Of Chilies Used In India 9 Best Vegetable Plants To Grow In Your Home Garden Know The Side Effects Of Drinking Milk Tea South Indian Dishes That Promote Weight Loss 10 Hill Stations To Visit In South India This April -May