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Re: Brazilian space plans: 2018-2028
« Reply #101 on: 12/17/2018 08:49 pm »
So according to brazilspace blogspot the VS50, VLM VLX family will be comprised of:
VS-50 (S50-S44)
VLM (S50-S50-S44)
VLX/Aquila 1 (2xS50 (side boosters)-S50-S50-L5)
VLX/Aquila 1E (2xS50 (side boosters)-S50-S50-L15)

I prefer the name VS54 for VS50, because possibly there are other suborbital rocket options:
- A single S50 stage (VS-50)
- VSB-50 (S50-S50)
- VS-55 (S50-L5/L15)
Blogspot is also stating that Brazil abandoned the VS-43 / VBS-43 development (S43 VLS first stage with S44 2th stage). I think this would be a pitty, because they are complementary to the S50 suborbital rocket options.
Edit to add: VBS-43 could also be a atitude controlled instead of spin controlled VS-43 (Single S43 stage),
a VS-44 could be the S43-S44m. But most probably MoBaRa is preferring Borealis (6/7x UM-2).
But it's very tough competing against a Blue Origin New Sheppard. 
« Last Edit: 12/17/2018 09:00 pm by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: Brazilian space plans: 2011-2015
« Reply #102 on: 08/02/2019 05:38 pm »
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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.

https://news.yahoo.com/1-brazils-space-agency-chief-155847228.html

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Re: Brazilian space plans: from 2011 forward
« Reply #103 on: 11/12/2019 11:08 pm »
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-us

https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/brazil-senate-approves-technology-safeguard-agreement-with-u-s

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Re: Brazilian space plans: from 2011 forward
« Reply #104 on: 11/13/2019 01:41 am »
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-us

https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/brazil-senate-approves-technology-safeguard-agreement-with-u-s

I wonder who will try to launch from there at this point. Anybody trying for smaller GEO sats would certainly find it interesting, and we might see some Cyclone interest again...

I wonder if the agreement is enough of a template for other countries to set up shop at Alcantara as well?

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Re: Brazilian space plans: from 2011 forward
« Reply #105 on: 11/15/2019 02:33 pm »
The agreement approved ir related directly to the U.S. because of the safeguard of technoglogies. For example, if the U.S. decide to launch a satellite from Alcantara, how the equipment will enter in Brazilian soil? Now, the U.S. may launch in Alcantara protecting its techonologies.

I think EXOS will be the first small launcher company to try something here...
« Last Edit: 11/15/2019 02:34 pm by ctrubas »

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