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Family: Miscellany. Country: Brazil. Status: Development. Other Designations: Veiculo Lancador de Microsatelites.

Brazilian satellite launcher using core of VLS only. Planned for launch of microsatellites. First launch 2002 or later.


Specifications

LEO Payload: 100 kg. to: 200 km Orbit. at: 5.0 degrees. Payload: 18 kg. to a: sun synchronous, 800 km, 98.6 deg orbital trajectory. Liftoff Thrust: 26,740 kgf. Total Mass: 15,900 kg. Core Diameter: 1.0 m. Total Length: 20.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 4.00 million. in 1999 unit dollars.



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