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Simorgh (Safir-2)

Simorgh [IRNA]

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.

There are no solid facts known on this vehicle, as only a mock-up was shown in public. 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 four engines is probably based on an enlarged version of the Safir-1 second stage. Possibly a small solid fuel third stage might be carried.

The first flight is expected in 2015.

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Simorgh (Safir-2A) Shahab-5 / 4 × ? Stage 2 (str.) / 4 × ?
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Simorgh (Safir-2A) ~200 - - - - -
No:             Type                    Date          LS    Payload



 x              Simorgh                 xx.xx.2015    Sem   AUTSAT 1
 x              Simorgh                 xx.xx.2015    Sem   Toloo
 x              Simorgh                 xx.xx.2015    Sem   Zafar
 x              Simorgh                 xx.xx.xxxx    Sem   Mesbah 2
 x              Simorgh                 xx.xx.xxxx    Sem   Ya Mahdi

Launch sites:

Sem = Imam Khomeini Space Launch Center, Semnan province, Iran Iran

*  = suborbital