The link above says"Goals * Increase budget to $ 2.192 billion in the period * Ensure the Ukrainian Cyclone-4 rocket by 2012"
Proton LV will be right decision for Alcantara.
Quote from: Salo on 11/07/2011 01:44 pmProton LV will be right decision for Alcantara.Both Proton and Cyclone use nasty propellants, I think that Brazil would be better off with an ethanol-fueled LV.
Sunday, November 6, 2011The moment of Alcantara Cyclone Space - Part IIAfter going through a very turbulent period at the beginning of the year, with words and harsh measures that the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (McTier), Mercadante, and the president of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Marco Antonio Raupp (see " The moment of Alcantara Cyclone Space, "July 2011), and the replacement of the director of the binational, Roberto Amaral, the joint Ukrainian-Brazilian venture Alcantara Cyclone Space (ACS) seems to have found one, at least for now, a moment of tranquility.In early July, a delegation led by the AEB Marco Antonio Raupp was in Ukraine for the purpose, reported the second season of "audit" the course of the project by the Ukrainian side. After the trip, no official with the findings of the Brazilian government has been released. Publicly, few understood the change of position Raupp, before criticism of the binational program, and now sympathetic to the initiative. The comments came from the Blog Space Panorama of people familiar with the matter is that, officially, the prevailing position among the leaders was that the project would already be well advanced by the Ukrainian side, would not justify its abandonment.Another factor that favored the Ukrainian Kiev was the decision to release resources for the binational (180 or 250 million dollars, depending on the source of information). In Sao Jose dos Campos (SP), a few weeks ago, the blog heard a joke that sums up this question: "Brazil has a check, and Ukrainians came with the check."During his visit to Brazil last month, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's president, told reporters that his country "Cyclone 4 project is on schedule." "To date, we are prepared according to the schedule last year," he added. emphasizing that delays last year were due to financial issues.Some observers saw the recent appointment of Brigadier Reginaldo dos Santos of booking, summa cum laude at the Institute of Aeronautical Technology (ITA) and former rector of the institution for the general management of ACS as an attempt to approach the project with the Air Force Command something that the blog has doubts. The views of McTier and the Air Force Command in relation to the ACS never converged. The vision pravelecente of the main sectors of the Brazilian Space Program is the binational dispute resources with other projects (satellites, launchers) - and has achieved some success, but without tangible returns in terms of development and technological training.Despite the good news and the relative peace-building, the ACS still have to deal with very sensitive issues. In September, one of the workshops that the Brazilian Association Aerospace (BAE) has promoted this year on the Brazilian Space Program, the spatial agreement with Ukraine was one of the topics discussed. The list below is not exhaustive, lists some critical topics for the bi-national project presented and discussed by those present:- No provisions for technology transfer, there are issues of protection of the MTCR [Missile Technology Control Regime];- The business plan was made about 10 years ago, the forecast was to launch satellites of the Iridium system replacement;- Little participation of domestic industry, for now at least;- Cyclone 4 is 60 to 70% qualified; necessary to integrate the schedule of the vehicle with the infrastructure's;- There was mo provision for personnel to operate the base, the Ukranian part thought the Air Force Command personnel would run it, which seems to have been a misunderstanding;- The propellant for the Cyclone 4 will be acquired in the world market. The first supply offer was obtained from China;- ACS will generate more resources for Ukraine in terms of manufacturing of the rocket. This imbalance exists. Brazil wins its viability as a launch country, but dependent on only one country and not on several;- There is block to U.S. satellite launches U.S. on Brazilian soil. The Foreign Ministry began efforts to obtain that permission.
According to this Press Release from the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, the Cyclone-4 is supposed to launch on November 15 of 2013, which is a national holiday in Brazil. Whatever that means.
Quote from: baldusi on 11/25/2011 12:53 amAccording to this Press Release from the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, the Cyclone-4 is supposed to launch on November 15 of 2013, which is a national holiday in Brazil. Whatever that means.That's 2 years from now.Cyclone 4 is generally quoted as being 3 years from launch, so this may be an improvement in hypothetical schedules.
Did Brazil spend its money on Brazil infrastructure that exists today, or transfer the money to the Ukraine, to be used to develop Cyclone-4?
Actual satellite and rocket development in Brazil..
Brazil urged Japan to collaborate in the field of disaster prevention using satellite technology. The proposal was put forth by Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marco Antonio Raupp; and Director of Brazilian Space Agency, Himilcon Carvalho; in front of Director of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Hideshi Kozawa. Raupp clarified that Brazil wants Japan's assistance in setting up the National System for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters, the Brazilian government is developing and providing the use of satellite images to predict possible storms and phenomena atmospheric.Raupp added that the starting point for such an agreement may be the International Precipitation Measurement (Global Precipitation Measurement - GPM). This international cooperation programme promoted by the space agencies of Japan and the NASA, is to monitor global rainfall using satellite images of high temporal resolution. Brazil participates in this programme by developing algorithms to facilitate measurements and its own satellite that will join those of other countries in a constellation. Hideshi Kozawa said that possibility of agreement will be further discussed with Brazilian delegation in Tokyo in March.
Brazil's VLS2012 Q4 (or Q1 2013) - VLS-1 XVT-01 (tests first two stages)Q3 2013 - Dummy - VLS-1 XVT-02Q1 2014 - Dummy - VLS-1 XVT-03Q3 2014 - TBD - VLS-1 XVT-04
Conception of Brazilian VLM-1.It can be easily converted for an ICBM.
I'm surprised none of the advancements of the Brazilian Space Program are posted here. So I'm adding this video of the solid boosters separation testing of the VLS program:!I'm sorry if this embeds, I don't know how not to do it.They have also just tested the L-5 (Ethanol/LOX) injector, and ard finishing the Launch pad. This month should be starting the automation system installation and testing.
On March 29 Brazil tested for the second time the separation phase of the four first stage boosters of the VLS-1 launcher.
According to José Raimundo Braga Coelho, President of the Brazilian Space Agency, this launch will only now take place in 2014.
According to http://panoramaespacial.blogspot.pt/2012/10/itasat-1-no-voo-inaugural-do-cyclone-4.html (in Portuguese) the first launch of the Tsyklon-4 from Alcantara will probably also carry the ITASAT-1 Brazilian satellite.
quarta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2013Camp. "MISSÃO VLM-1/ITASAT-1 - 2015", Abrace Essa Idéia
I've also have the presentation about the L75 Kerosene/LOX engine. It's a GG 75kN Kerosene/LOX upper stage engine with 324s of isp. The presentation is amazing. I'm surprised their laws allowed so much information to be released to the public. Apparently, it's actually based of the RD-0109, that's where the Russians appear as partners in the Estrella do Sul project.
Brazil tested the new 'Torre Móvel de Integração' (TMI) - Integration Movable Towel, with a VLS-1 mock-up.
Quote from: Satori on 12/07/2012 05:41 pmBrazil tested the new 'Torre Móvel de Integração' (TMI) - Integration Movable Towel, with a VLS-1 mock-up.Do you mean to say tower and not towel?
Quote from: Salo on 02/10/2013 09:36 pmhttp://www.parabolicarc.com/2013/02/10/brazil-scales-back-launch-vehicle-plans/#more-46949It looks like an ambitious mess.Brazil would have been better off developing an indigenous kick stage for the Cyclone 4, to replace the 40 year old design of the Ukrainian 3rd stage, thereby increasing performance and reducing pollution from the toxic fuel of the 3rd stage.
Quote from: Danderman on 02/10/2013 11:20 pmQuote from: Salo on 02/10/2013 09:36 pmhttp://www.parabolicarc.com/2013/02/10/brazil-scales-back-launch-vehicle-plans/#more-46949It looks like an ambitious mess.Brazil would have been better off developing an indigenous kick stage for the Cyclone 4, to replace the 40 year old design of the Ukrainian 3rd stage, thereby increasing performance and reducing pollution from the toxic fuel of the 3rd stage.I kinda wish Brazil would learn "NOT" to use the Cyclone with it's toxic fuels. Look at the Proton mess.Time is still available to switch to the other Ukraine design. It would be best for both partners.
Quote from: Prober on 07/04/2013 01:06 pmQuote from: Danderman on 02/10/2013 11:20 pmQuote from: Salo on 02/10/2013 09:36 pmhttp://www.parabolicarc.com/2013/02/10/brazil-scales-back-launch-vehicle-plans/#more-46949It looks like an ambitious mess.Brazil would have been better off developing an indigenous kick stage for the Cyclone 4, to replace the 40 year old design of the Ukrainian 3rd stage, thereby increasing performance and reducing pollution from the toxic fuel of the 3rd stage.I kinda wish Brazil would learn "NOT" to use the Cyclone with it's toxic fuels. Look at the Proton mess.Time is still available to switch to the other Ukraine design. It would be best for both partners.Which "other Ukrainian" design?
Here's a link to video of the assembly of the first VLS in launch pad. (Operação Salina)Congratulations to IAE and its technicians, excellent workIf the Brazilian government was more seriously we would have put a satellite into orbit.But the government is giving funds to Ukraine (Cyclone 4), this project is a joke.
The continuity of the Microsatellite Launcher Vehicle (VLM) is guaranteed, and the introduction of the launcher Aquila I and Aquila Ie (VLX Family), different from each other by the weight they carry and the altitude at which they arrive, is guaranteed.The "VLX" family will consist of three stage launchers, ie three S50 engines in the first stage (two sides), another S50 driving the second stage and a liquid propellant rocket engine as a third stage.The load capacity would be around 300 to 500 kg (or even more), depending on the height and orbit to be achieved.According to Brigitte Verissimo (update), the next vehicle after Aquila 1 will be called Aquila 1e (e = enhanced) and not Aquila 2. The Aquila 1e will have an upper stage the pressurized liquid propulsion and will not be used the L-75 engine . The capacity of this stage has not yet been defined.This new family will not make the VLM-1 project unfeasible, according to Brigadier Vital, as it is necessary to qualify the S50 engines in flight, among other things....The VS-50 is a vehicle with 12 meters of compliance, 1.46 meters in diameter and mass estimated at 15 tons.It has, in its first stage, an S50 engine and, in its second stage, an S44 engine, previously used in VLS-1.For the VLM-1, a second S50 engine will be added. They will make up the first and second stages of the rocket and the S44 will be the third.The S50 engines are in production at Avibras Aerospace, through a contract signed with the Foundation for Support of Space Science and Technology Research Projects (Funcate).In the contract is planned to build six engines, but there are already set for the purchase of two others to complete the mission of launching the VLM.Thus, in anticipation of scenarios, the CDPEB created a working group to deal with the VLX, successor to the VLM, configured to use two S50 engines laterally as booster.
BRASILIA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is to leave his position following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the science ministry said on Friday.
Not related directly to Launchers, but today the Brazil-U.S. Safeguard Agreement on Space and Defense Technology was approved. In my opinion, the agreement will change the direction of the Brazilian Space Program since the Alcantara Space Center may be used by U.S. Launch Companies.https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2019-11-12/brazil-senate-approves-technology-safeguard-agreement-with-ushttps://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/brazil-senate-approves-technology-safeguard-agreement-with-u-s