SACI-2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit VLS Pad Alcântara Launch Center, Federative Republic of Brazil

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.

VLS-1

Family: VLS
Configuration: 1

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    19.5 m
  • Diameter
    1.01 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.01 m
  • Launch Mass
    50 T
  • Thrust
    1172 kN
Family
  • Name
    VLS-1
  • Family
    VLS
  • Variant
    1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    VLS-1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    120 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology

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Founded: 1953 Successes: 0 Failures: 2 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

The Brazilian Department of Science and Aerospace Technology is the national military research center for aviation and space flight. It is subordinated to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). It coordinates all technical and scientific activities related to the aerospace sector in which there are interests by the Ministry of Defence. It was established in 1953. It currently employs several thousand civilian and military personnel.

WIKI

Alcântara Launch Center, Federative Republic of Brazil

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