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