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Brazilian Rocket based on russian Angara
« on: 08/22/2007 10:21 am »
i have just read following article:

Komersant: Affordable Space Projects from Russia (Aug. 22, 2007)

and stumbled upon following text:

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The Brazilian space launch system Orion is going to use the first stage of the Angara-1 launch vehicle in its Gamma, Delta, Epsilon rockets.

has anyone heared of this "Orion" launch system?


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RE: Brazilian Rocket based on russian Angara
« Reply #1 on: 08/22/2007 02:59 pm »
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Skyrocket - 22/8/2007  5:21 AM

i have just read following article:

Komersant: Affordable Space Projects from Russia (Aug. 22, 2007)

and stumbled upon following text:

Quote
The Brazilian space launch system Orion is going to use the first stage of the Angara-1 launch vehicle in its Gamma, Delta, Epsilon rockets.

has anyone heared of this "Orion" launch system?


Apparentely this Orion launch system was proposed by the international consortion OrionSpace. There was a link to this consortion (http://www.orionspace.com/), but is not active anymore. This info comes from this page in portuguese http://www.defesabr.com/Tecno/tecno_PCS.htm .

The Space Launch System Project Orion (Projecto de Sistemas de Lançamentos Espaciais Orion) was initiated in 2003 and was managed by a brazilian company (OrionSpace Internactional, SA - OSI) from Fortaleza, Ceára, Brazil. The heavy launche Orion is the equivalent to the Epsilon phase of the 'Cruzeiro do Sul' Programme. The launches would take place from Alcantara, Maranhão.

The Orion would be capable of launch a 6000 kg cargo to GTO or 14000 kg to LEO.

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