Safir-2 or Phoenix, full-scale model was unveiled in 2008. The rocket has two liquid propellants stages and can place a 100 kg satellites into orbit or even heavier satellites in orbits below 500 km.
Calculations show that nearly 144 tons of thrust are required to put a satellite of 100 kg at an 500 km orbit. So to achieve this amount of thrust, 4 optimized engine used in the first stage of the Safir-1, each of them developing almost 32 tons force of thrust, the cluster can achieve together a total of about 128 tons-force of thrust.
The Safir-2 is 85 tons at lift-off and controlled by 4 small verniers engines that provide an additional 15 tons of thrust.
However, the final version of Safir-2 will use the 37 tons thrust rocket engine of the Safir-1. [Thus, the total thrust should reach 163 tons.]
Safir-2 is a two-stage liquid fuel, has a total length of 25.97 m, a first stage diameter of 2.4 meters and a lenght of 17.81 meters. The second stage is 8.15 meters long and has a diameter of 1.5 meters.
http://gallery.milit...Q_Al_Abid02.jpg Iraqi space rocket Al-Abid launched on the 5th of Dec. 1989, is a 25 meters 3-stage rocket. Iraq at that date became the 10th nation to launch rockets into space. The rocket also known as "Tammuz-2", was able to reach 3000km range according to sources.
Finally revealed: Simorgh SLV in assembly building
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:25
President Rouhani visiting an exhibition of the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces on August 22, 2015, gave the media the opportunity to have a first close look at the new Safir-2 or Simorgh SLV. Similitude with NADA's Unha class SLV is evident, showing four steering vernier engines in the first stage mounted separately with the four first stage's main engines. An obvious discrepancy with previous official reports.
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Its first stage is powered by four main engines, each generating up to 29,000 kilograms (284.4 kN s.l.) of thrust, plus a fifth which will be used for attitude control, which provides an additional 13,600 kilograms (133.4 kN s.l.) of thrust.
The second stage now appears to differ from the Safir SLV second stage. Safir second stage was fitted with two fully steerable engines. Due to poor video footage image quality, it seems that Simorgh second stage is made of four fully steerable engines with nozzle extensions and two exhaust tubes each with its own extra nozzle.
The "attitude control engine" probably is a second stage LRE-15 engine and consist of two individual engines, each with 6,800 kilograms (66.7 kN) of thrust.
North Korean Unha-3 in the Sohae SLC's rocket assembly building, April 2012
With only a third stage added and red and white nose cone differences.
What a miscalculation: The Simorgh IRILV is on display again in August 2015 !
Safir-3 SLV or Sepehr
2012, March 05
Although Iran's Simorgh launcher (Safir-2) in the well-known design so far is not been in use, is it already a "phase-out model". A launch of a Simorgh was repeatedly announced and is up to now permanently uncertain. It imposes itself on the suspicion that the Simorgh rocket, as it is presented, in reality is only an unrealized version of the North Korean Unha.
By some sources it is reported that already a new and stronger launcher Safir-3 (Sepehr) is in development with other new engines. The "Sepehr" should be in 2015 or 2016 available. It is about 40m high, has a diameter of 3m. The first stage is equipped with new liquid fuel engines. The engines are bigger as the engines of the Safir and Simorgh. Each engine has about 50 tons of thrust. Combustion chamber, turbopump etc are unique, says the source. Further details are not known. However, it is called a total thrust of 300 tons.
Iran to Unveil New Satellite Carrier Early Next Month
Wed Jan 20, 2016
Iran will unveil a new satellite carrier in early February and will launch a satellite into the space in next Iranian year (to start on March 20), Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said.
"The new satellite launcher will be unveiled on the National Space Day (February 3)," Sattari told FNA on Wednesday.
He said that information and specifications of the new satellite carrier will be announced later.
An informed source announced that Imam Khomeini Space Launch Center was ready, and that the next two weeks will be spent to complete the final controls before the maiden flight of the Phoenix carrier rocket.
As announced, a new paintjob for the Safir-2 mockup as paraded in the streets of Tehran on 11 February 2016, previously blue and white, but this year newly assorted with the Korean orange and white vertical gantry at Sohae, and still dark green a year ago. http://www.military....-30#entry486663
The Head of Irans National Space Center announced that the country would test launch the Simorgh satellite carrier after mid-April 2016 (the second month of the Persian calendar).
He said that the second test launch would follow after mid-November (the 9th month of the Persian calendar). A final test launch should be conducted after mid-March 2017 (the Persian calendar's first month of the year 1396).
He added that less than 10 countries in the world have the capability to design and build a Simorgh class satellite launcher.
Irans Space Agency official said that the first generation of the satellite carrier is capable of launching communications and remote sensing satellites with a mass of 100 kg to a 500 km orbit.
The first remote sensing satellite is already produced, with a resolution of 25 meters at a 500km altitude orbit.
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║ Launch date ║ Configuration ║ Orbit type ║ Launch pad ║ Payload ║ Mass ║ Status ║ Remark ║
║ 19 April 2016 ║ Safir-2A first stage? ║ Sub-orbital ║ Imam Khomeini LC-2 ║ None ║ ? ║ Success ║ First test launch ║
║ After mid-November 2016 ║ Safir-2A first stage plus 2nd stage? ║ Sub-orbital? ║ Imam Khomeini LC-2 ║ None ║ ? ║ Pending ║ Second test launch ║
║ After mid-March 2017 ║ Safir-2A first, 2nd+3rd stage + dummy satellite? ║ Orbital? ║ Imam Khomeini LC-2 ║ Dummy? ║ ? ║ Pending ║ Third test launch ║
║ 2017? ║ First operational Safir-2A ║ Orbital ║ Imam Khomeini LC-2 ║ Tolou, remote sensing satellite ║ ? ║ Speculative ║ First orbital launch ║
Safir-2A's first test launch
19 April 2016 (Farvardin 31, 1395)
Iranian President Hassan Rohani was welcomed in Semnan province's railway station on Tuesday morning by the supreme leader's representative in the Semnan province, the Friday prayer's leader, the Semnan governor and a number of local authorities.
Russian website "Kommersant" reported that today at noon, the Iranian military carried out a test launch of a rocket. The exact type of the launcher is not yet known, but was recorded by Russian early warning radars system (EWS) in Armavir and Orsk.
The test of the Iranian rocket was successfully conducted according to military sources. According to them, the launch took place at 12:33 Moscow time from the Dasht-e Kavir desert, Semnan launch center and, according to preliminary data, was successful and the head of the rocket fell in the southern part of Iran. "The launch is confirmed by the data obtained by radar detection", said one of the interlocutors, noting that Russian experts are now trying to determine the type of the launch vehicle and its performance.
Officially, the Iranian authorities have not yet announced the test.
A 9th February 2017 video released on the occasion of the 15th International Conference of Iranian Aerospace Society, reveals first look at CGIs of what appears to be a Safir-2B SLV, made of a Safir-2A first stage with two additional strap-on booster rockets, a streched longer 2nd stage, a new larger diameter payload fairing and the future Saman 1 Upper Stage. Each strap-on booster might be powered by a single liquid fuel Shahab-3/Rodong uprated engine developing 37-tons thrust.
An addition of a total of four strap-on boosters could further increase the payload capacity of a speculative Safir-2C, doubling the lift-off thrust of the Safir-2A. Each strap-on booster might be powered by a single liquid fuel Shahab-3/Rodong uprated engine of 37-tons thrust. This launcher could be adapted to support a manned orbital E1 mission, as the Safir-2D, similar to the Chinese Shuguang-1 and CZ-2A, with only a few orbits and a single astronaut.
http://ipic.su/7yt2if.jpg Safir-2 LV family evolution: Safir-2A, Safir-2B, Safir-2C and speculative manned Safir-2D with E1 spacecraft.