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Safir-1B (Navid)
[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-1B Shahab-3 (impr. str.) / ? Stage 2 / 2 × ?
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Safir-1B 65 - - - - -
No:             Type          Serial          Date            LS          Payload

 4      1       Safir-1B      ERS.2002        03.02.2012      Sem LP-1    Navid
 5      2       Safir-1B      .               23.05.2012 ? F  Sem LP-1    Fajr 1
 6      3       Safir-1B      .               22.09.2012 ? F  Sem LP-1    Fajr 2
 -      -       Safir-1B      .               17.02.2013 ? F% Sem LP-1    Fajr 3
 7      4       Safir-1B      LBS.2001        02.02.2015      Sem LP-1    Fajr 5
 8      5       Safir-1B      .               05.02.2019   F  Sem LP-1    Dousti 1 ?
(9)    (6)      Safir-1B      .               29.08.2019   F% Sem LP-1    Nahid 1 ?


 x      x       Safir-1B      .               xx.xx.202x      Sem LP-1    Tadbir
 x      x       Safir-1B      .               xx.xx.202x      Sem LP-1    Sharif-Sat

Launch sites:

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


Flight 5: The launch date has not yet been confirmed
Flight 6: On pad explosion, between 22.09. 2012 and 25.10. 2012
Flight 8:
Flight 9: On pad explosion, unclear if happend during preparations or launch

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