A video, presumably showing a process of launching the new Iranian Simorgh launch vehicle, was published online.
A video, presumably showing a process of launching the new Iranian Simorgh launch vehicle, was presented during the Iranian air show on Kish Island. The quality of the footage is very poor, as the video was recorded on a cellphone from a screen in a hall.
Though, Iran has not presented any official information, experts have already suggested that the rocket on the video is the Simorgh.
The rocket is shown in the 36th second of the video.
According to unnamed sources of the newspaper, the missile was launched from the Semnan satellite launch site, and, according to preliminary information, the launch was successful – the missile’s warhead fell in the southern part of Iran.
One of the sources added that the fact of the launch was confirmed by data, obtained by means of radar warning, such as the Voronezh-DM position-radar station, deployed in Armavir, and the Voronezh-M, stationed in Orsk.
Then, the Washington Free Beacon information website also reported, citing its own sources in the US intelligence, that Iran carried out a near-orbital launch of a rocket. Since the rocket did not put any object up into space, the launch was rated as partly successful. At the same time, the website suggested that it could be suborbital tests without any payload.
However, the Iranian authorities have not yet announced the carrying out of the tests.