Simorgh (Safir-2) is the second iranian space launcher. It might be related to the alleged Shahab-5 IRBM and the North Korean Unha launch vehicle.
Simorgh is two stage vehicle with a first stage of 2.5 m diameter with four engines of Safir-1 heritage. The main engines are fixed, while stearing is provided by four small vernier engines. Possibly the first stage shares tecchnology with the alleged Simorgh-5 balistic missile and is likely bases on the North Korean Unha rocket.
A liquid fueled second stage with four engines is probably based on an enlarged version of the Safir-1 second stage. Possibly also a small solid fuel third stage might be carried.
The 25 m high rocket has a capability to put 350 kg into a low earth orbit. It weights about 87 t on lift off.
The first flight is expected in 2015.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|Simorgh (Safir-2A)||Shahab-5 / 4 × ?||Stage 2 (str.) / 4 × ?|