Simorgh (Safir-2) is the second iranian space launcher and is likely a modification of the Shahab-5 IRBM. It might be related to the alleged Shahab-5 IRBM and the North Korean Unha launch vehicle.
It is likely a two stage vehicle with a Shahab-5 based first stage with four engines of Safir-1 heritage. A liquid fueled second stage with two engines is probably based on a stretched version of the Safir-1 second stage. Possibly a small solid fuel third stage might be carried.
The first flight is expected in 2012.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|Simorgh (Safir-2A)||Shahab-5 / 4 × ?||Stage 2 (str.) / 2 × ?|