Deployment of an indigenously produced Iranian satellite is expected within three months, the Xinhua News Agency quoted a senior academic in Tehran as saying on Wednesday.
A team at the Amirkabir University of Technology is preparing for the firing of the Nahid satellite, according to institution President Alireza Rahaei. He did not offer details on the purpose of the orbiter.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard chief Mohammad Ali-Jafari on Monday said the nation was preparing for the neat-term trial of a novel rocket that would be used to carry satellites into space.
The nation's Navid observation system was sent into orbit in February.
Iran's satellite program has been a concern for other nations, as technology used to place orbiters into space can also be applied to ballistic missiles. The nation continues to advance its missile capabilities, but denies claims that it is pursuing a nuclear-weapon capability under the guise of peaceful atomic efforts.