Barreira do Inferno Launch Center


The Barreira do Inferno Launch Center (Portuguese: Centro de Lançamento da Barreira do Inferno; CLBI, transl. 'Hell's Barrier') is a rocket launch base of the Brazilian Space Agency. It was created in 1965,[1] and is located near Ponta Negra beach, near Natal, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It has been used for 233 launches from 1965 to 2007, reaching up to 1100 kilometers altitude.

Barreira do Inferno Launch Center

Centro de Lançamento da Barreira do Inferno
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Location in Rio Grande do Norte
Airport typeMilitary base
OperatorBrazilian Air Force
Brazilian Space Agency
LocationParnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
In use1965 - present
Coordinates05°55′30″S 035°09′47″W / 5.92500°S 35.16306°W / -5.92500; -35.16306Coordinates: 05°55′30″S 035°09′47″W / 5.92500°S 35.16306°W / -5.92500; -35.16306
Center for Spatial Culture and Tourist Information at the Barreira do Inferno Launch Center

It provides tracking support for launches from the Alcântara Launch Center and Guiana Space Centre.


Launch of the Black Brandt rocket in 1973

The following rockets have been launched from CLBI:[2]


  • Operação São Lourenço - VS-40/SARA Suborbital I


  1. ^ Centro De Lançamento Da Barreira Do Iinferno Archived September 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Natal Archived 2003-10-31 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • Official site