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VS-30/Orion
Part of Sonda Family
Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 3-1 + 1 x Orion

Status: Active. First Launch: 2000-08-21. Last Launch: 2016-05-18. Number: 13 . Thrust: 102.00 kN (22,930 lbf). Gross mass: 1,800 kg (3,900 lb). Height: 7.00 m (22.90 ft). Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft). Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).



Country: Brazil. Launch Sites: Andoya, Alcantara, SvalRak. Stages: Orion engine, S-30 engine. Agency: INPE.

2000 August 21 - . 20:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • Baronesa Microgravity mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: AEB, DLR. Apogee: 315 km (195 mi).

2002 November 23 - . 22:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • Piraperna Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 434 km (269 mi).

2005 October 27 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • SHEFEX Re-entry vehicle test - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

2008 January 31 - . 19:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ARR HotPay-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: ARR. Apogee: 381 km (236 mi).

2008 December 5 - . 10:35 GMT - . Launch Site: SvalRak. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ARR ICI-2 - . Nation: Sweden. Class: Earth. Type: Ionosphere satellite.

2011 December 3 - . 07:21 GMT - . Launch Site: SvalRak. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ICI-3 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 354 km (219 mi).

2012 April 23 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • HiFire-5 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2012 September 13 - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • HiFire-3 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 345 km (214 mi).

2012 December 8 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • AEB VS30/O V10 - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 428 km (265 mi). Ionosphere instruments..

2013 June 27 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • WADIS 1 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

2013 September 18 - . 13:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • SCRAMSPACE 1 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

2015 February 19 - . 22:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ICI-4 - . Nation: Norway. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi). Aurora payload..

2016 May 18 - . 00:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • HiFire-5B - . Nation: Australia. Type: Hypersonic vehicle test. Apogee: 278 km (172 mi). Hypersonic vehicle test mission. Impacted in Woomera Range. Joint US/Australian hypersonic-research flight..


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