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Safir-1A

Safir-1A (Rasad 1)
[Fars News Agency]

Safir is an iranian space launcher based on the Kavoshgar-1 sounding rocket, which is a modification of the Shahab-3 IRBM.

The Safir-1A is a two stage vehicle with a stretched Shahab-3 (Nodong type) based first stage, a liquid fueled second stage with two engines. Safir-1A is a slightly improved version. The Safir-1B introduced an new fuel combination for higher thrust of stage one.

Possibly a small solid fuel third stage might be added to improve performance in future versions.

→ all Safir versions

Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Safir-1A Shahab-3 (str.) / ? Stage 2 / 2 × ?
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Safir-1A ~25 - - - - -
No:             Type          Serial          Date          LS          Payload

 3      1       Safir-1A      UIS.0001        15.06.2011    Sem LP-1    Rasad 1


Launch sites:

Sem = Semnan Satellite Launch Center, Semnan province, Iran Iran