Brazilian Space Agency
The satellites of the SCD (Satelites de Coleta de Dados) series are equipped to collect and transmit meteorological and environmental data collected by automatic platforms (PCD) installed on land or on oceanic buoys. The data is relayed to one or more ground stations.
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Alcântara Launch Center, Federative Republic of Brazil
2 rockets have launched from Alcântara Launch Center, Federative Republic of Brazil.
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.
Brazilian Space Agency – AEB
- 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.