Launch Systems: Mıtra

The Persia-based rocket development team selected a different member of the Aldaspan series for modification, the single-stage Aldaspan-6.  The single stage of the Aldaspan-6 is larger than either of the stages of the Aldaspan-7, however, and the Persia team supplemented this lifting capacity by the addition of several strap-on solid-fuel boosters.  This is a more brute-force approach than the Turkestani team has been using, though it appears to have the advantage of being adaptable to multiple payload requirements:-  Need to lift a heavier payload?  Just add more boosters.

The Persia-based team completed their modifications and testing of their Mıtra (after the Zoroastrian fire and solar spirit) rocket only 4 days before the Turkestan team's Aruana rocket launched the Dostlik satellite.  Mıtra was used to launch the follow-up satellite Beybit on 3- Mizäm (3rd June), Buqa jıl 2009.


Mıtra launch rocket
Height:                           29 arçın 4 süyüm (20.8m)
Diameter (core stage):    1 qulaş (5'-6" / 1.67m)
Diameter (booster):        6 süyüm 3 iliş (85.5cm)
Propellants:                    N-stoff/B-stoff (core stage); K-stoff (boosters)*
Stages:                           1, plus 2-6 strap-on solid-fuel boosters
Lifting capacity:             Unclear; probably in the range of 1,000-1,500 lb to low Earth orbit

*Propellants:  IB's rocket engineers use German-derived designations for the various fuels and oxidisers available.  The core stage's N-stoff/B-stoff combination is Nitrogen Tetroxide and Hydrazine, while K-stoff is the solid propellant Methylchloroformate.