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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #260 on: 11/08/2022 07:29 pm »

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #261 on: 12/19/2022 12:37 am »
Iran to launch 2 homegrown telecom satellites by March: minister:
https://english.news.cn/20221218/1533208f81c044f5bd77128cb8eb507b/c.html

Nahid 1 and Nahid 2 via two Qaem 100 launchers.
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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #262 on: 06/14/2023 01:59 am »
https://en.mehrnews.com/news/191245/Iran-to-launch-Zafar-2-Satellite-into-orbit-soon [dated September 10, 2022]

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Iran to launch 'Zafar-2' Satellite into orbit soon

TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) – Iran will soon put another domestically-built satellite, dubbed 'Zafar-2', into orbit, said the head of Iran University of Science and Technology.

Mansour Anbia told IRNA that Zafar-2 would be the fourth achievement by the university’s researchers in the field of satellite technology after building 'Navid' as the first satellite in 2011, Mobin as the second one in 2013, and Zafar-1 in 2015.

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #263 on: 09/28/2023 07:10 am »
"A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has announced that Iran will launch two more satellites into space by the end of the calendar year ending March 19."

https://en.irna.ir/news/85241034/Iran-will-launch-two-more-satellites-into-space-IRGC-cmdr
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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #264 on: 09/28/2023 11:34 pm »
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From the first of the photos posted above, the serial number of the rocket seems to be OM-C3 (consistent with the previous one being OM-C2)

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #265 on: 09/30/2023 10:29 am »
Noor 1 was launched with Qased serial number FTM C2 !
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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #266 on: 10/15/2023 10:37 am »
Just found a document that mentions a (presumably failed) Qaem 100 orbital launch attempt from Shrahoud that took place on 4 March 2023:

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On 4 March 2023, Iran conducted a launch of the Nahid-1 satellite with the QAEM-100 space launch vehicle. The QAEM-100 project is conducted by the Iranian Shahrud Space Centre under the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force. The launch took place from the Shahrud Space Centre’s facility. The QAEM-100 uses the “Raa’Fe” engine. This engine has a composite material motor case and flexible nozzle with thrust vectoring control and was tested for the first time on 13 January 2022. This engine could be used in ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missile projects, as admitted by a senior adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Commander, Sardar Ali Bilali, in an interview about the current programme. The QAEM-100 is developed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a United States-designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #267 on: 10/15/2023 12:06 pm »
Just found a document that mentions a (presumably failed) Qaem 100 orbital launch attempt from Shrahoud that took place on 4 March 2023:

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On 4 March 2023, Iran conducted a launch of the Nahid-1 satellite with the QAEM-100 space launch vehicle. The QAEM-100 project is conducted by the Iranian Shahrud Space Centre under the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force. The launch took place from the Shahrud Space Centre’s facility. The QAEM-100 uses the “Raa’Fe” engine. This engine has a composite material motor case and flexible nozzle with thrust vectoring control and was tested for the first time on 13 January 2022. This engine could be used in ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missile projects, as admitted by a senior adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Commander, Sardar Ali Bilali, in an interview about the current programme. The QAEM-100 is developed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a United States-designated foreign terrorist organization.
Must have been the replacement satellite for:
2019.08.29 - Nahid-1 (Communications Test Satellite) - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - NA (Pad Processing Failure)

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #268 on: 10/15/2023 12:54 pm »
Must have been the replacement satellite for:
2019.08.29 - Nahid-1 (Communications Test Satellite) - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - NA (Pad Processing Failure)
Or even the same satellite if it wasn't installed on the vehicle at the time of the accident.

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #269 on: 10/15/2023 01:18 pm »
Must have been the replacement satellite for:
2019.08.29 - Nahid-1 (Communications Test Satellite) - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - NA (Pad Processing Failure)
Or even the same satellite if it wasn't installed on the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Back then it was indeed reported that the satellite was not onboard when the incident happened:

https://apnews.com/article/ab9a3c287e054a7b9b4734938d1ae587

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #270 on: 10/16/2023 02:21 am »
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This engine has a composite material motor case and flexible nozzle with thrust vectoring control and was tested for the first time on 13 January 2022.

Does anyone know if this was a test of the motor on the ground or was this a flight test?
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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #271 on: 10/16/2023 11:41 am »
Were there any NOTAMs announced at the time or any other information to corroborate the claim?

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #272 on: 10/16/2023 02:30 pm »
Were there any NOTAMs announced at the time or any other information to corroborate the claim?

It seems that the thing has been in the air for quite a while with some tweets mentioning the failure already in the past months, and even the user that brought the event to my attention on Wikipedia said that he was confident that something happened but was waiting for an official source to confirm it.

https://twitter.com/HamzPadale/status/1638050652554424320?s=20

https://twitter.com/projectmeshkat/status/1696221535332184088

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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #273 on: 01/20/2024 06:51 pm »
Iranian Orbital Launch Chronology:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket (Tail number) - Launch Site - Time (UTC)
2008.08.17 - (?) - Safir-1 - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - Unknown (Test)
2009.02.02 - Omid - Safir-1 (2) - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - 18:34
2011.06.15 - Rasad - Safir-1A - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - 09:15:03
2012.02.03 - Navid Elm-o-Sana't - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - 00:04
2012.05.23 - Fajr #1 - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - Unknown (launch failure)
2012.09.22 - Fajr #2 - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - Unknown (launch failure)
2013.02.17 - Fajr #3 - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - Unknown (launch failure)
2015.02.02 - Fajr #4 - Safir-1B - Semnam (IKSLC), LC-1 - 08:52
2017.07.27 - (?) - Simorgh (MBS.B001) - Semnam (IKSLC), LC-2 - 09:30 (launch failure)
2019.01.15 - Payam-e-Amirkabir Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (AUTSAT 1, Amir-Kabir 1 (AUTSAT (Amir Kabir University of Technology Satellite)) - Simorgh - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-2 - 00:30 (launch failure)
2019.02.05 - Dousti Remote Sensing Satellite - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - Unknown (Launch Failure)
2019.08.29 - Nahid-1 (Communications Test Satellite) - Safir-1B - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - NA (Pad Processing Failure)
2020.02.09 - Zafar-1 structural mockup - Simorgh (MRS.C001) - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-2 - 15:45 (Launch Failure
2020.04.22 - Noor-1 - Qased (FTM-C2) - Shahroud Missile Range, LC-1 - 0400
2021.02.01 - Test flight - Zoljanah (WRS.Z001) - Shahroud Missile Range, LC-1 - TBD - R&D
2021.06.12 - Tolou? - Simorgh (TBD.xxxx) - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-2 - TBD (Launch Failure)
2021.12.30 - 3 payloads - Simorgh (UKS.C001) - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-2 - 03:30 (Launch Failure)
2022.02.27 - TBD - TBD - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - NA (Pad Processing Failure)
2022.03.08 - Noor-2 - Qased (OM-C2) - Shahroud Missile Range, LC-1 - ~05:10
2022.06.26 - Test flight - Zoljanah (xxx.xxx) - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-1 - TBD - R&D
2022.11.05 - Test flight - Ghaem-100 (FTM-B1) - Shahroud Missile Range, LC-1 - TBD - R&D
2023.03.04 - Nahid-1 - Ghaem-100 (x) - Shahroud Missile Range, LC-1 - TBD (Launch Failure)
2023.09.27 - Noor-3 - Qased (OM-C3) - Shahroud Missile Range, LC-1 - 06:28:34
2024.01.20 - Soraya-1 - Ghaem-100 (x) - Shahroud Missile Range, LC-1 - 06:28:34
2024.01.28 - Mahda, Keyhan 2, Hatef 1 - Simorgh (DRS.C001) - Semnan (IKSLC), LC-2 - 00:02
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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #274 on: 01/28/2024 02:59 pm »
Qaem 105 launcher announced for next year, Qaem 120 to be tested within next three years.

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The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force’s Space Division announced plans to develop a sophisticated satellite carrier that will be capable of deploying satellites into geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above Earth, Iranian sources reported on Sunday.

Tehran (ISNA) - Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force General Ali Jafarabadi lauded the recent successful launch of the Soraya satellite into low Earth orbit (LEO) using the Qaem-100 satellite carrier.

The Qaem-100, a three-stage satellite carrier powered by solid fuel, efficiently positioned Soraya 750 kilometers above Earth within 11 minutes.

General Jafarabadi confirmed the operational readiness of the Qaem-100 and revealed plans for the test launch of Qaem-105 next year.

Looking ahead, Iran aims to test launch the Qaem-120 satellite carrier within the next three years. This carrier is designed to deploy satellites into the challenging geostationary orbit.

In 1984, Iran launched its space program and was focused on developing sounding rockets and small satellites, which it successfully developed and launched in 1999.

Iran began its space program in the early 2000s, building its own satellite launcher on the Shahab-4 missile. The Semnan launch pad in the country's north was built in 2009.

In 2012, it launched its first telecommunications satellite; in 2013, it conducted a test of its space launch vehicle, Simorgh; and in 2020, it launched its first military satellite, Noor-1.

Source: https://en.isna.ir/news/1402110201231/IRGC-announces-upcoming-tests-for-satellite-carrier-Qaem-105
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Re: Iranian launch schedule
« Reply #275 on: 01/30/2024 04:38 pm »
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He stated: The Simorgh launcher is also well known with a take-off weight of 80 tons, and its components are completely different from military work, and most of the reactions in the world are due to their concern about breaking Iran's monopoly.

Hosseini Mones continued: Space is a God-given wealth and we have the right to use this opportunity, and we will not wait for anyone's permission on this path, and we will continue this path with strength.
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The Space Spokesman of the Ministry of Defense said: According to the road map we have, God willing, in the next versions, we will have the "Sarir" slv, which will place a weight equal to one and a half tons in near-Earth orbits.

He added: Sarir can place six or seven satellites in low orbits or place one satellite in a 36,000 km orbit. In the distant future, we will have Soroush family slvs that will carry cargo from 6 to 15 tons into space.
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Hosseini Mones said about the acquisition of cryogenic engines: the construction of cryogenic engines is on our agenda. Last years, we held a fan challenge to develop a small cryogenic engine under one ton, which is currently under construction.

The Ministry of Defense's Space Spokesman stated: "In the Ministry of Defense, it is defined that the construction of a cryogenic engine will be conducted in the not too distant future. The road map for the production of such engines is being implemented, which will end with the Soroush slv.
https://www.tasnimnews.com/fa/news/1402/11/10/3031307/%D8%AD%D8%B3%DB%8C%D9%86%DB%8C-%D9%85%D9%88%D9%86%D8%B3-%D9%81%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%84%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D9%81%D8%B6%D8%A7%DB%8C%DB%8C-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%88-%D9%88%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AA-%D8%AF%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B9-%D8%BA%DB%8C%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA-%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%87%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%87-%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%B3%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B4-15-%D8%AA%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%85%D9%88%D9%84%D9%87-%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D9%81%D8%B6%D8%A7-%D8%AE%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%87%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%AF
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