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Other Designations: Satelite de Coleta de Dados. Class: Technology. Nation: Brazil. Agency: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espacias, Sao Jose. Manufacturer: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espacias, Sao Jose.

Environmental data relay. The SCD (Satelite de Coleta de Dados - Data Collection Satellite) was a Brazilian satellite designed for the collection of meteorological data relayed by data collection platforms spread throughout the Brazilian territory. It was launched by Orbital Science Corporation Pegasus launch vehicles or Brazil's indigenous VLS launcher.


Specification

Total Mass: 110 kg.


SCD Chronology


09 February 1993 SCD-1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Pegasus. Mass: 115 kg. Perigee: 729 km. Apogee: 793 km. Inclination: 25.0 deg.

Environmental data relay. The SCD-1 (Data Collection Satellite 1) was a Brazilian satellite designed for the collection of meteorological data relayed by data collection platforms spread throughout the Brazilian territory.


02 November 1997 SCD-2A Launch Site: Alcantara . Launch Vehicle: VLS. FAILURE: Destroyed during launch. Mass: 115 kg.

The SCD-2A (Data Collection Satellite 2A) was a Brazilian satellite designed for the collection of meteorological data relayed by data collection platforms spread throughout the Brazilian territory.


23 October 1998 SCD-2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Pegasus. Mass: 110 kg. Perigee: 742 km. Apogee: 768 km. Inclination: 25.0 deg.

Brazil's SCD-2 satellite was aboard Orbital Science's L-1011 Stargazer aircraft when it took off from the Cape Canaveral Air Station's Skid Strip (Runway 02/20, 28.2N 80.6W) at 23:05 GMT on Oct 22 and flew to the drop zone near Cape Canaveral (in the Mayport, Florida, Warning Area) at 29.0N 78.3W. The Pegasus ignited 5 seconds after drop. The first stage carried a NASA experiment attached to its right wing, to study hypersonic boundary layer separation. The 115 kg Satelite de Coleta de Dados (Data Collection Satellite) relays data from environmental monitoring stations.



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