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VS-30
Part of Sonda Family
Brazilian sounding rocket. Single stage suborbital launch vehicle.

Status: Active. First Launch: 1997-04-28. Last Launch: 2015-03-05. Number: 11 . Thrust: 102.00 kN (22,930 lbf). Gross mass: 1,400 kg (3,000 lb). Height: 5.00 m (16.40 ft). Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft). Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

Country: Brazil. Launch Sites: Andoya, Natal, Alcantara. Stages: S-30 engine. Agency: INPE. More at: 8760.



1997 April 28 - . 16:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • DLR AL-VS30-223 test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR, INPE. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

1997 October 12 - . 01:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • DLR AL-VS30-226 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR, INPE. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1998 January 31 - . 23:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • DLR AL-VS30-229 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR, INPE. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1999 March 15 - . 09:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • Operacao San Marcos Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

2000 February 6 - . 16:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • Lencois Maranhenses Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 148 km (91 mi).

2002 December 1 - . 12:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Cuma Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

2007 December 16 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • Angicos GPS technology mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

2011 December 2 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • VS30 V08 - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 173 km (107 mi).

2013 July 15 - . 05:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • MAPHEUS 4 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 151 km (93 mi). Microgravity mission.

2014 September 2 - . 02:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • EPL-ME - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi). Test of Brazi's first liquid propulsion system, the 5 kN LOX/ethanol EPL L5, as a second stage on a VS-30 sounding rocket..

2015 March 5 - . 01:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • WADIS 2 - . Nation: Norway. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi). Atmospheric science payload..


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