Iran, Russia Working On Joint Research Spacecraft


Top universities from Iran and Russia have embarked on a joint project to manufacture a research spacecraft. 

In an interview with Tasnim, the president of the University of Tehran said the academic center has recently signed an agreement with the Moscow State University to develop a research spacecraft within two years.

Mohammad Moqimi noted that the execution of the project has kicked off, a working group has been set up, and the scientific activities related to the joint project have gotten underway.

A secretariat has also been established at the University of Tehran’s scientific and research department to oversee the project, he added.

He also noted that the Iranian vice president has assigned the Plan and Budget Organization of Iran to finance part of the joint project.

In recent years, the relations between Iran and Russia have been developing in all areas, from trade to military deals as well as the space sector.

In August 2022, Iran sent its homegrown remote sensing satellite “Khayyam” into orbit by a Russian Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan.

Apart from strategic cooperation with Russia, a country with an advanced space industry, Iran plans to enhance its domestic space technology, Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Eesa Zarepoor said after the blastoff.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

One thought on “Iran, Russia Working On Joint Research Spacecraft

  • September 12, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Minimizing the impact of this joint research spacecraft project on national security is a complex matter that requires careful consideration. Diplomatic discussions with Iran and Russia, close monitoring of progress, robust cybersecurity measures, and advancing their own research are some of the steps that the US and NATO can take to ensure transparency and reduce potential security concerns. Exploring cooperative opportunities and assessing potential security risks are also crucial in maintaining a proactive and vigilant stance in the realm of space research and security.


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