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SACI-2

VLS-1

Brazilian Space Agency

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

SACI-2

Type: Astrophysics

SACI 2 (Satélite Científico 2) is a 60 kg scientific satellite (Scientific Applications Satellite) launched on the 11th December 1999 on the second flight of the Brazilian VLS-1. Failure of the launcher second stage prevented it from reaching orbit.

Location

VLS Pad

Alcântara Launch Center, Federative Republic of Brazil

2 rockets have launched from Alcântara Launch Center, Federative Republic of Brazil.

VLS Pad, Alcântara Launch Center, Federative Republic of Brazil

Rocket

VLS-1 – Department of Aerospace Science and Technology

Family: VLS
Length: 19.5 m
Diameter: 1.01 m
Launch Mass: 50 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 120 kg

The VLS-1 was manufactured by Department of Aerospace Science and Technology with the first launch on 1997-11-02. VLS-1 has 0 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. he VLS-1 was the Brazilian Space Agency’s main satellite launch vehicle. The launch vehicle was to be capable of launching satellites into orbit. The launch site was located at the Alcântara Launch Center due to its proximity to the equator.

Agency

Brazilian Space Agency

Type: Government
Abbreviation: AEB
Administration: José Raimundo Coelho
Founded: 1961
Launchers: VLM | VLS
Spacecraft: None
Country: BRA

The Brazilian Space Agency is a space agency in South America. They work in partnership with the US and Russia aboard the ISS. It was previously operated by the military until 1994. They now operate largely in tandem with other nations. They run a spaceport and rocket launch site both in Brazil. They built the VLM small satellite launch system in tandem with Germany. The VLS-1 was intended to be a primary launch vehicle for the BSA, but it failed 3 times and was canceled. They have restarted work on the system in tandem with the Russian Space Agency.

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