|Function||Small-lift space launch vehicle|
|Country of origin||Iran|
|Payload to LEO|
|First flight||22 April 2020, to LEO|
|Last flight||22 April 2020|
|Diameter||1.25 m |
|Fuel||solid (plus liquid control thrusters ?)|
The Qased (also Ghased, Persian: قاصد, lit. 'messenger') rocket is an Iranian expendable small-capacity orbital space launch vehicle. It made its maiden flight in 2020, lofting a small military satellite titled Noor (Persian: نور, lit. 'light') into orbit.
The Qased rocket is small enough to be launched from a transporter erector launcher, and is thought to be a derivative of the first Iranian orbital launcher, Safir with a solid fueled second stage.
|Flight No.||Date & Time (UTC)||Payload||Type||Outcome||Remarks|
|1||22 April 2020, 04:00||Noor satellite||Success||444 x 426 km orbit, 59.8 degree inclination|
A Qased launch vehicle launched the Noor satellite from Iran, on 22 April 2020. According to official sources, Qased (قاصد) is a “three-stage, solid-propellant launcher” and the Noor ( نور) satellite was placed in a 425-km orbit.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)