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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.

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 steering is provided by four small vernier engines. Possibly the first stage shares technology with the alleged Simorgh-5 ballistic missile and is likely based 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 March 2016.

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) 350 - - - - -
No:             Type                    Date          LS          Payload

 1      1       Simorgh                 19.04.2016 *  Sem LP-2    R&D ?


Planned: 

 x      x       Simorgh                 xx.xx.2016    Sem LP-2    Dosti ?
 x      x       Simorgh                 xx.xx.201x    Sem LP-2    AUTSAT 1
 x      x       Simorgh                 xx.xx.201x    Sem LP-2    Toloo
 x      x       Simorgh                 xx.xx.201x    Sem LP-2    Zafar
 x      x       Simorgh                 xx.xx.201x    Sem LP-2    Mesbah 2
 x      x       Simorgh                 xx.xx.201x    Sem LP-2    Ya Mahdi

 
Launch sites:

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


*  = suborbital