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Khomeini Space Center

© By Charles P. Vick (All Rights Reserved)

Senior Technical Analyst

07-21-10 /03-07/25-11/ 3-11-13

More recently cold water has been poured on this above suggestion since with the last year later 2011 through 2012 and this year 2013 construction on the Semnan space launch infrastructure that seems in imply that this infrastructure is to become the Khomeini Space Center. It includes the Semorgh-3 launch infrastructure in addition to the Safir-1B, 1C older launch site a new completed Semorgh-3 Static Test stand that can also serve for dynamic testing of the booster. What is new is the vast Simorgh-3 Launch infrastructure of one pad nearing completion and indication of a second pad undergoing ground foundation preparation that is set to an apparently different launch azimuth. This is in addition to other overall infrastructure addition including major new building construction development. At the same time the West side of this wide spread complex is clearly the military side for weapons systems testing in addition to the original artillery range. The Simorgh-3 launch site will be utilized for the Simorgh-3 first stage based two or the crewed suborbital flight is the next few years.

The completed Simorgh-3 static/dynamic test stand with the beginning earth works foundation for a second possibly upper stage static test facility set next to within this infrastructure.

The nearly completed Simorgh-3 launch complex infrastructure.

The nearly completed first Simorgh-3 launch pad expected to be utilized for Iran's crewed sub-orbital flights in addition the the Simorgh space booster development.

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