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Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« on: 07/27/2017 01:42 PM »
To be confirmed...

Various reports of a new Iranian satellite launched today using a Simorgh launch vehicle.
« Last Edit: 07/27/2017 02:53 PM by Satori »

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Re: Simorgh - ???? - July 27, 2017
« Reply #3 on: 07/27/2017 01:44 PM »
Fox News' Pentagon correspondent:

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Lucas Tomlinson‏ Verified account @LucasFoxNews 15m15 minutes ago

BREAKING: US official confirms Iran launched rocket with satellite toward outer space at roughly 5:30 am et/2:00 pm local. Details unclear

https://twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/status/890560573892681728

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Re: Simorgh - ???? - July 27, 2017
« Reply #4 on: 07/27/2017 01:48 PM »
I assume that Imam Khomeini Space Center is the site formerly known as Semnan.

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Re: Simorgh - ???? - July 27, 2017
« Reply #5 on: 07/27/2017 01:54 PM »
I assume that Imam Khomeini Space Center is the site formerly known as Semnan.

I suppose that it is a specific area of Semnan, but I'am not sure about this.

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Re: Simorgh - ???? - July 27, 2017
« Reply #6 on: 07/27/2017 01:56 PM »
Report: Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket.

Until now there is no reference to a satellite only to "a satellite-carrying rocket."

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Re: Simorgh - ???? - July 27, 2017
« Reply #7 on: 07/27/2017 02:21 PM »
IKSLC opens with test launching of Simorgh satellite carrier into space.

Still no reference to a satellite on this launch.
« Last Edit: 07/27/2017 02:34 PM by Satori »

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #9 on: 07/27/2017 04:07 PM »
A launch video

« Last Edit: 07/27/2017 04:08 PM by Skyrocket »

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #10 on: 07/27/2017 04:14 PM »
Some launch images

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #11 on: 07/27/2017 05:37 PM »
If I have understood correctly, it was the second suborbital Simorgh launch.

The published launch time (09:30 UTC) is close to the published launch time (09:33 UTC) of Simorgh rocket on April 19, 2016. If it was the second Simorgh launch then why Iran said that "the launch signals official inauguration of Imam Khomeini Space Center"? I think that it means that the first launch was a failure.

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #12 on: 07/27/2017 05:47 PM »
I think that it means that the first launch was a failure

Or the launch in April 2016 was not Simorgh.

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #13 on: 07/27/2017 07:55 PM »
https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/890658372902686720

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Breaking: According to USG source, #Iran's #Simorgh satellite launch vehicle experienced an "in-flight failure."

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #14 on: 07/27/2017 09:07 PM »
The above video does cut out abruptly, right after some clear TVC inputs.  Coincidence?

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #15 on: 07/27/2017 09:17 PM »
The above video does cut out abruptly, right after some clear TVC inputs.  Coincidence?

I think so, this video goes on for a few more (nominally-looking) seconds:
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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #16 on: 07/28/2017 01:42 AM »
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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #17 on: 07/28/2017 05:42 AM »
High res footage of Simorgh SLV launch




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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #18 on: 07/28/2017 06:49 AM »
Any ideas on the cause of the red colored plume coming out of the interstage section right at liftoff?   Wouldn't that typically indicate N204?  But coming from the interstage?  I've never seen that on Soyuz or Proton.

My guess is that N2O4 is a pressurizing gas for the S1/S2,  & excess is being vented as the Simorgh's systems start flight?

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Re: Simorgh - R&D Flight (?) - July 27, 2017
« Reply #19 on: 07/28/2017 07:03 AM »
Any ideas on the cause of the red colored plume coming out of the interstage section right at liftoff?   Wouldn't that typically indicate N204?  But coming from the interstage?  I've never seen that on Soyuz or Proton.

My guess is that N2O4 is a pressurizing gas for the S1/S2,  & excess is being vented as the Simorgh's systems start flight?
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