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Vs-40

VS-40 (Foguete Suborbital VS-40)

VS-40 rocket on display in Brasília
Function Sounding rocket
Manufacturer Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço
Country of origin Brazil
Size
Height 9.50 m (31.10 ft)
Diameter 1.01 m (3.31 ft)
Mass 6,800 kg (14,900 lb)
Stages 2
Capacity
Payload to LEO 500 kg (650 km)
Launch history
Status Active
Launch sites Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara, Andøya Rocket Range, Centro de Lançamento da Barreira do Inferno (planned)[1]
Total launches 3
Failures 0
First flight 2 April 1993
First stage - S40TM
Engines 1 Solid
Thrust 208.39 kN (46,848 lbf)
Specific impulse 275 s (2.70 kN·s/kg)
Burn time 56 seconds
Fuel Solid
Second stage - S44M
Engines 1 Solid
Thrust 33.24 kN
Specific impulse 282 s
Burn time 68 seconds
Fuel Solid

The VS-40 (Foguete Suborbital VS-40) is a Brazilian sounding rocket using solid fuel, stabilized aerodynamically, distributed between the first stage S40TM (4,200 kg) engine and the second stage S44M (810 kg) engine.[2][3] This configuration corresponds to the upper stages of the VLS-1 rocket.

Contents

  • Flights 1
  • Characteristics 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Flights[4]

  • VS-40 PT-01 - "Operação Santa Maria" - 1993/04/02 - Qualifying flight for the S44 engine. 760 seconds in micro-gravity.
  • VS-40 PT-02 - "Operação Livramento" - 1998/03/21 - VAP-1 (Fokker) payload.
  • VS-40 - in development - SARA Suborbital 2

Characteristics

  • Length (mm) 6725
  • Payload Mass (kg) 500
  • Diameter (mm) 1000
  • Total takeoff mass (kg) 6,737
  • Mass of propellant (kg) 5,054
  • Structural mass (kg) 1,028
  • Apogee (km) 650
  • Microgravity time (s) 760

References

  1. ^ http://www.brasil.gov.br/ciencia-e-tecnologia/2014/05/alcantara-sedia-encontro-que-discute-atividade-espacial-no-pais
  2. ^ http://www.iae.cta.br/?action=vs40
  3. ^ http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/vs40.htm
  4. ^ http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_lau_fam/s-40.htm
  5. ^ http://www.rocketrange.no/?page_id=751&campaign_id=16
  6. ^ http://www.vnews.com.br/noticia.php?id=123510
  7. ^ http://www.iae.cta.br/?action=sara
  8. ^ http://www.inicepg.univap.br/cd/INIC_2008/anais/arquivosINIC/INIC0101_01_O.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.brasil.gov.br/ciencia-e-tecnologia/2014/05/alcantara-sedia-encontro-que-discute-atividade-espacial-no-pais

External links

  • http://www.iae.cta.br/?action=vs40
  • http://www.aeb.gov.br/indexx.php?secao=lancadores
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlr_de/sets/72157630206701578/with/7407479734/


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