Some details about the appearance of the Semnan launch pad
(especially with regard to the carried out launch activities)

 

Launcher

Type-No.

Date

Intern. Design

Spacecraft

Safir-0

HUS.0001

04.02.2008

failure

 unknown (no Omid)

Safir-1

OES.0001

16.08.2008

failure

 Omid (1)

GBS.0092

03.02.2009

2009-04

 Omid (2)

Safir-1A

UIS.0001

15.06.2011

2011-25

 Rasad

Safir-1B

ERS.2002

03.02.2012

2012-05

 Navid

Safir-1B+

  23.05.2012

failure

 Fajr-1

Kavoshgar-Shahab-3 ?

  xx.09.2012

 fire on pad

 Kavoshgar ?

Safir-1B+

  xx.02.2013

failure

 Fajr-2

Kavoshgar-Shahab-1

  14.12.2013

suborbital

 Pazhuhesh
   Safir-1B+ LBS.2001 02.02.2015

2015-06

 Fajr-3
  05.02.2019

failure

 Doosti

 

   04.02.2008 (unknown satellite)


   
Safir-0 with large white fins
Launch tower still without hydraulic erector

   16.08.2008 (Omid)




            

Safir-1 with short blue fins

  03.02.2009 (Omid)





 


    
 

   15.06.2011 (Rasad)



 



Concrete slab is sprinkled with green and blue granules



After the launch


       

 

   03.02.2012 (Navid)



 


  
 

   23.05.2012 (Fajr-1)

 

 

  

Note an article published on the September 19 issue of Jane's Defence Weekly, written by Nick Hansen.
"Iran covered up a failed satellite launch earlier this year, IHS Jane's can reveal. Iranian officials announced that the Safir-1B would be launched on 23 May, but subsequently announced that it had been delayed for up to 10 months.
Contrary to these statements, DigitalGlobe satellite imagery of Iran's SLV pad on different dates shows that a launch occurred around that time. The pad was clean on 18 May, but imagery from 21 June indicates that a launch took place between those dates. There is a V-shaped blast scar on the pad that is identical to those seen after the three previous Safir launches."
   xx.09.2012 (Shahab-3/Kavoshgar)



 



22.09.2012



25.10.2012

The latest issue of the Jane's Defense Weekly (November 21 issue) reports that Iran has tried a third orbital launch attempt of the year with a Safir rocket sometime between September 22 and October 25, but apparently the result was even worse than the last one: it exploded (?) on the launch pad and severely damage the launch facilities. Photos taken by DigitalGlobe on October 25 shows a damaged umbilical tower, scars on the ground of the pad and a discarded rocket transporter. On the left side we can see the preparations for the launch.
Note: Possibly this disaster should be the launch of a Shahab-3. It was announced for October. We can see the preparations for the launch. But it is not a Safir launcher to see, probably is it a shorter Shahab-3 on TEL, for test a human capsule.
   xx.02.2013 (Fajr-2)



 



07.02.2013

Nick Hansen, Stanford - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, stated on 21 March 2013:
Iran's space programme continues to struggle after a series of setbacks in 2012, with a rocket launch scheduled for 17 or 18 February being ending in failure.
Significant activity can be seen at launch pad in DigitalGlobe imagery on
 07 February 2013.
   14.12.2013 (Shahab-1/Kavoshgar)


 


 

   02.02.2015 (Fajr-3)


     

   2017



The launch pad was not used since 2015. Nothing was placed or  removed
 



February 2017: Maintenance work. The painting on the ground is not more to see (by a sand storm covered ?)

   05.02.2019 (Doosti)