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Semnan


Launch site for Iran's Safir space launch vehicle.

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Associated Spacecraft
  • Omid Iranian technology satellite. 2 launches, 2008.08.16 (Omid) and 2009.02.02. First Iranian-built, Iranian-launched satellite. More...

See also
  • Shahab Iranian derivatives of North Korean Nodong 1 intermediate range ballistic missile, evolved incrementally with Russian assistance into a longer-range missile and the first stage of an orbital launch vehicle. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Safir-2 Iran's first orbital launch vehicle, based on the Shahab 3 intermediate range ballistic missile with upper stages. More...
  • Seijil Iranian two-stage solid propellant intermediate range ballistic missile, with a range of 2,000 km. More...

Semnan Chronology


2000 September 21 - . Launch Site: Semnan. Launch Vehicle: Shahab 3. LV Configuration: Shahab-3D.
  • - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2008 August 16 - . 19:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Shahab. Launch Vehicle: Safir-2. FAILURE: Second stage failed catastrophically..
  • Omid - . Nation: Iran. Agency: IRSA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Omid. Apogee: 152 km (94 mi). Iranian suborbital launch in support of development of an indigenous satellite launch capability. Western analysts claimed it was a failed satellite launch attempt, and that the second stage of the launch vehicle failed catastrophically at 152 km altitude.

2008 November 12 - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Seijil. Launch Vehicle: Seijil.
  • Iran RV - . Nation: Iran. Summary: Technology payload..

2009 February 2 - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Shahab. Launch Vehicle: Safir-2. LV Configuration: Safir-2 s/n 2.
  • Omid - . Mass: 25 kg (55 lb). Nation: Iran. Agency: IRSA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Omid. Decay Date: 2009-04-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 33506 . COSPAR: 2009-004A. Apogee: 373 km (231 mi). Perigee: 245 km (152 mi). Inclination: 55.5500 deg. Period: 90.70 min. Summary: First Iranian satellite launched by an Iranian launch vehicle..

2009 May 20 - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Seijil. Launch Vehicle: Seijil. LV Configuration: Sejjil-2.
  • Missile test - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi). Summary: Test.

2011 June 15 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Shahab. Launch Vehicle: Safir-2.
  • Rasad - . Mass: 15 kg (33 lb). Nation: Iran. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Decay Date: 2011-07-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 37675 . COSPAR: 2011-025A. Apogee: 299 km (185 mi). Perigee: 236 km (146 mi). Inclination: 55.7000 deg. Summary: Satellite with an imaging payload..

2011 June 28 - . Launch Site: Semnan. Launch Vehicle: Shahab 3. LV Configuration: Ghadr.
  • Shahab RV - . Nation: Iran. Summary: Operational test..

2011 June 28 - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Shahab. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6. LV Configuration: Shahab 2.
  • Shahab RV - . Nation: Iran. Summary: Operational test..

2011 June 28 - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Shahab. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5. LV Configuration: Shahab 1.
  • Shahab RV - . Nation: Iran. Summary: Operational test..

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