Safir-3 (Sarir) IRILV




Febr. 2020:
"Soroush" or just a spook


Press Release


Defense Minister Hatami confirmed: The next SLV in the pipeline is Sarir, which is based on Simorgh but will have a new upper stage. Overall length will be about 35m with a diameter of 2.4m for the whole length of the missile.

2020, January -- Spokesman for Iran Aerospace Industries Organisation's (IAIO), Aerospace Department said on Iran's Channel 4 that Iran is working on 2 new SLVs: "Sarir" SLV will have uniform (top to bottom) 2.4m diameter and 35m length. "Soroush" SLV with 4
.0m diameter
, for sending satellites into GEO.
Note: Presumably the LRE-X engines, announced a long time ago for a future Simorgh, will be used for the second stage of the Sarir.

TEHRAN, 2013, Dec. 08 -- The Chairman of the Materials and Energy Research Center Hassan Karimi said, the country will send its first home-made national communication satellite into orbit by 1397 Iranian calendar year (March 2018 - March 2019).
Karimi added that Iran’s Simorgh satellite-carrier will be sent into orbit in the spring of 2014, and noted that
Sarir ultra-heavy satellite-carrier is another space project due to be launched in 1394 (March 2015 - March 2016).

TEHRAN, 2013, Nov. 03 -- The Iranian Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) announced that it is working on "the fourth wave of defense industries products" to manufacture a new generation of missiles, adding that it also plans to build new space launch centers and more powerful satellite carriers.
It further pointed to its advancements in various areas of space technology, including manufacture of various types of satellite carriers and launching satellites and sending living creatures to the space as just a few of its achievements in this regard.


TEHRAN, 2013, Febr. 11 -- The Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology Mahdinejad Nouri approved two major national projects in the fields of research and technology, which include designing and developing two new "engines"  for the country’s satellite carrier rockets.
As regards the new rocket engines will participate Sharif, Amirkabir, Tabriz and Mashhad Ferdowsi University in the 5-year project.


TEHRAN, 2012, March 05 -- Information by  Mehdi Farahi, Director of the Aerospace Industry Organization:
Safir-2A is the first version of Safir-2 with the name of Simorgh. Length of it is 26 m, diameter of it is around 2.4 m and weight of it is around 86 tons. Thrust of is around 143 tons. It can put 100 kg satellites into 500 km altitude orbits.
The next our step is
Safir-3A and Safir-3B that can put 1,000 kg satellites into 1,000 km altitude orbits. If could add micro thrusters and some side equipments to it, it can put payloads into 36,000 km altitude orbits.
The design and production of satellite carrier rockets with a range of 1,000 kilometers are given a high priority in the country’s Five-Year Development Plan.
Iran aims to send other satellites into geostationary orbits, around 36,000 kilometers above the Earth's equator, after the end of the country’s Five-Year Development Plan.


TEHRAN, 2012, March, 02 -- Head of the Aerospace Industries Organization said there are plans to build the Safir-3 satellite carrier, capable of putting satellites weighing up to 500 kg into 1,000 km orbit.