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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #81 on: 02/17/2015 01:28 PM »
Here is an image of a brochure delivered near the Punta Indio test's launch pad.

In the image you can see 5 rockets on the right, these are from left to right the VEx-1(a-b), VEx-5(a-b), VEx-5c, Tronador II (technological) and Tronador II (operative).

As it was said before, VEx-5a it's scheduled to be launched in April, VEx-5b in July and VEx-5c in November.

VEx-1(a-b): 1 stage, 1 engine of 3 or 4tn of thrust.
VEx-5(a-b): 1 stage, 1 engine of 30tn of thrust.
VEx-5c: 2 stages, 1 engine of 30tn and 1 engine of 3 or 4tn of thrust.
Tronador II: 2 and 1/2 stages, 3 engines of 30tn and 1 engine of 3 or 4tn of thrust.

Image: "Zona Militar" forum: http://www.zona-militar.com/foros/threads/proyecto-tronador-cohete-espacial.14493/
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #82 on: 02/24/2015 02:56 AM »
Charles Bolden, NASA's administrator, visited CONAE, INVAP and the UNLP, and said yesterday to a local journal the following words about Tronador's project:

"We had the opportunity to talk about the VEx, which it was passing trough a series of tests, and about Tronador, and they informed us about the progress they were accomplishing in both of them"

"It impressed me a lot. In particular that it is being done in colaboration with a university, where students have the opportunity to be part of the team which is building a launch vehicle. We don't do that very often in the U.S. It impacted me"

Source: http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1770453-charles-bolden-los-humanos-podremos-encontrar-la-forma-de-sobrevivir-en-marte

Picture: Charles Bolden at the US embassy in Buenos Aires during the interview.
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #83 on: 06/15/2015 03:23 AM »
Rumors are talking about a 28th July launch... Nothing confirmed yet.

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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #84 on: 06/15/2015 01:09 PM »
Rumors are talking about a 28th July launch... Nothing confirmed yet.


Which rocket ?
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #85 on: 06/15/2015 01:14 PM »
Rumors are talking about a 28th July launch... Nothing confirmed yet.


Which rocket ?
VEX-5A

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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #86 on: 09/24/2015 10:24 AM »

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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #87 on: 10/05/2015 02:24 AM »
Family solid fuel small LV from Argentina:
http://argentinaenelespacio.blogspot.com/2015/09/el-resurgir-del-fenix.html

Sirio III will be a 4-stage rocket with 10 kg LEO payload.
Águila IV will have the ability to orbit loads of 50 kg.

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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #90 on: 11/14/2015 12:28 AM »
http://argentinaenelespacio.blogspot.com/2015/10/conae-con-presupuesto-de-1800-millones.html#more

Thanks Salo. SAOCOM 1A  is now scheduled for the end of 2016, Tronador II for the first half of 2017, SABIA-Mar A in 2018, SABIA-Mar B in 2019, the first two SARE satellites in 2018 and two more SARE satellites in 2019 with each SARE satellite being launched by a Tronador II. It wasn't totally clear, but it seems the VEx 5 launchers have been delayed to 2016.
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #91 on: 11/14/2015 01:14 PM »
http://argentinaenelespacio.blogspot.com/2015/10/conae-con-presupuesto-de-1800-millones.html#more

Thanks Salo. SAOCOM 1A  is now scheduled for the end of 2016, Tronador II for the first half of 2017, SABIA-Mar A in 2018, SABIA-Mar B in 2019, the first two SARE satellites in 2018 and two more SARE satellites in 2019 with each SARE satellite being launched by a Tronador II. It wasn't totally clear, but it seems the VEx 5 launchers have been delayed to 2016.

Tronador II has a window from half 2017 to 2018. I seriously believe it won't be ready until the later day. CONAE has always been over-optimistic about launch dates.
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #92 on: 11/14/2015 04:40 PM »
Beyond the political propaganda, here's a video of an engineer working on the 30tn engine testbed:
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #93 on: 01/08/2016 04:22 PM »
According to this newspaper, VEX5-A is scheduled to launch by the end of February.

Source LaNacion (in spanish)
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1860408-lanzador-espacial-cuenta-regresiva-para-otro-prototipo

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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #94 on: 01/08/2016 06:04 PM »
Here are some close-up images of the first and second stages of the VEX-5A. Credit goes to https://www.facebook.com/graficaadhesiva/posts/884081698312562

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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #95 on: 01/09/2016 12:47 AM »
VEx-5A on launch pad.
(Currently is in horizontal position)

As it was said, launch will take place by the end of February.

I think they will take off the "Ministerio de Planificación" label before the launch because CONAE's situation within the new national government has been clarified. Now the space agency will be sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology ;)
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #96 on: 02/17/2016 04:33 AM »
Can't wait to see it fly.

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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #97 on: 03/15/2016 10:51 PM »
VEx-5A sheduled in May 2016.
VEx-5B - 2017.
VEx-5С - 2019.
Tronador II - 2020.

http://www.perfil.com/ciencia/Planean-mas-pruebas-para-el-lanzador-de-satelites-argentino--20160312-0062.html
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Re: Argentina's SLV development
« Reply #99 on: 06/08/2016 05:05 AM »
Article says VEX 5A launching between July and August.
« Last Edit: 06/08/2016 05:05 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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