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SATEC
SATEC
SATEC
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Brazilian technology satellite. Technology satellite for INPE, Brazil. Launched 2003.

Status: Operational 2003. First Launch: 2003-08-22. Last Launch: 2003-08-22. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 57 kg (125 lb).


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Family: Technology, Technology satellite. Country: Brazil. Launch Vehicles: VLS, VLS-1. Launch Sites: Alcantara, Alcantara VLS. Agency: INPE. Bibliography: 2, 13064.

2003 August 22 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Complex: Alcantara VLS. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VLS-1. FAILURE: Failure - Exploded on pad during final prelaunch processing. 21 people were killed, with none injured.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • SATEC - . Payload: SATEC. Mass: 57 kg (125 lb). Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: SATEC. COSPAR: F20030822A.

    Launch was due on August 25. Was to have been on third qualification flight after two previous failures. The launch had already been delayed from October 2002, then May 7 and June 20 2003. It appeared that one of the strapon boosters ignited by accident. The two satellite payloads were also destroyed in the blast, as was the launch pad.



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