Simorgh  | Payam

Iranian Space Agency launch of a Simorgh Rocket

Launch Status

Iranian Space Agency was scheduled to launch a Simorgh rocket as part of the Payam mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Mon, Jan 14th, 2019, 7:30 PM EST from Imam Khomeini Spaceport. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Simorgh and experience the excitement for yourself.



Payam is a civilian remote sensing satellited developed by Amirkabir University of Technology. It was supposed to be used for Earth imaging to assist agriculture and environment management.


Imam Khomeini Spaceport

Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran
Iranian Space Agency



Iranian Space Agency

The Iranian Space Agency is Iran's governmental space agency. Iran became an orbital-launch-capable nation in 2009. Iran is one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which was set up in 1958.