According to the Chinese news service, Xinhua, the Iran Space Research Center (ISRC) has completed the development of one satellite and that satellite is now ready for launch — Hadi Rezaei, deputy of research and technology at the ISRC, stated such to the official IRNA news agency on Sunday.
Iran's advancements in satellite technologies have been achieved despite the sanction pressures by the United States, which bars access to the related technologies in the market, Rezaei said. "Despite all the restrictions, one of the satellites has been completed at the ISRC and it is ready for launch." Rezaei did not specifythe function of satellite.
Also, "a measurement satellite and a telecommunication satellite are in their final preparation stages," he was quoted as saying.
In January, Iran's minister of information and communications technology said that the domestically-built satellite, Payam, to collect environmental information failed to be launched into orbit over technical problems during the final stage of the launch. Iran is preparing to launch another LEO satellite, Doosti, the minister said at the time.