Italy’s Carlo Gavazzi Space does not plan to launch Iran’s Mesbah communications satellite by the end of March 2011, as recently announced by Iran.

Carlo Gavazzi Space general manager Roberto Aceti was quoted by Associated Press as saying that Italy has no launching platforms and right now it’s also impossible to export it.

The Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology partnered with the Italian firm in 2003 to build Mesbah and it was expected to be launched by the Russian Cosmos-3 satellite carrier in 2005. However, the lift-off did not take place.

If launched, the satellite will collect and store data and transmit the information back to Earth by orbiting Earth 15 times every 24 hours.