Head of Iranian Space Organization Mohsen Bahrami said that the country would launch at least one satellite in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2016).
“We will have at least one satellite launch this year based on current plans,” he said.
Bahrami also said that projects on indigenous telecommunications and remote-sensing satellites are underway.
Iran has taken many strides in recent years to develop its space industry and to build different types of satellites and explorers.
Last February, Iran’s domestically-made National Fajr (Dawn) Satellite was launched into orbit and started transmitting data to stations on earth.
The satellite made its first contact with its ground stations hours after it was put into the orbit.
Equipped with GPS navigation systems, Fajr, weighing 52kg, was the fourth Iranian-made satellite put into orbit.