Tehran (IP) - The difference between Iran's space program and other countries in the West Asian region is that Iran's projects are based on its domestic strength and has benefited from its domestic technology.

Iran PressIran news: The Iranian Space Agency is Iran's governmental space agency. Iran became an orbital-launch-capable nation in 2009. Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up on 13 December 1958.

According to Iran Press news agency, the Iranian Space Agency announced in a report that in a joint cooperation with Russia, the Iranian Khayam satellite will be launched from the Baikonur space station ( Baikonur Cosmodrome) in Kazakhstan next week by a Soyuz satellite Carrier.

The report points out that the Khayyam satellite is an important step for providing satellite data and developing the applications of the space industry in Iran.

Furthermore, this satellite, which is owned by the Iran Space Agency, will provide suitable infrastructure for the smartening of different parts of the country, with accurate sensors in different spectrums.

The report continued that data received from the Khayyam satellite, will be used in improving productivity in the field of agriculture, careful monitoring of Iran's water resources, managing natural hazards, monitoring changes in land use, unauthorized constructions and dealing with deforestation, monitoring environmental hazards, monitoring mines and discoveries as well as mining, monitoring Iran's borders.

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