Tehran is preparing to orbit two new home-made satellites by the end of the Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014), a senior official in Iran’s Space Agency (ISA) said.

“Tests are being conducted on the two satellites of Sharif and Tadbir before the launching process,” Hamid Fazeli said.

Early in September, Presidential Advisor and the ISA Chief Akbar Torkan said that the first satellite to be launched in the new government is called Tadbir.” […]