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Class: Technology. Nation: Brazil.
INPE experimental scientific satellites; carried a magnetometer, particle detectors and an atmospheric experiment.
14 October 1999
SACI 1 Launch Site: Taiyuan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-4B. Perigee: 733 km. Apogee: 744 km. Inclination: 98.6 deg.
INPE experimental scientific satellite with a magnetometer, particle detectors and an atmospheric experiment. INPE reportedly lost contact with the satellite in mid-October.
11 December 1999
SACI-2 Launch Site: Alcantara . Launch Vehicle: VLS. FAILURE: Second stage failed to ignite; destroyed by range safety.
Second attempted launch of Brazil's indigenous launcher.
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