VS-30

Summary

VS-30
VS-30.jpg
FunctionSounding rocket
ManufacturerInstituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço
Country of originBrazil
Size
Height5 m (16.40 ft)
Diameter0.56 m (1.83 ft)
Mass1,400 kg (3,000 lb)
Stages1
Launch history
StatusActive
Launch sitesAlcântara
Andøya
Barreira do Inferno
Failure(s)1
First flightApril 28, 1997
First stage - S-30
Engines1 Solid
Thrust102.00 kN (22,930 lbf)
Burn time20 seconds
PropellantSolid

The VS-30 is a Brazilian sounding rocket, derived from the Sonda 3 sounding rocket's first stage.[1] It consists of a single, solid-fuelled stage, and has been launched from Alcântara, Maranhão, and Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, in Brazil, and Andøya in Norway.

It has been launched both on its own, or in the VS-30/Orion configuration, with an American Orion upper stage.[2] On its own, it can reach an apogee of 140 kilometres,[1] and with an Orion upper stage, it can reach an apogee of 434 kilometres.[2] The VS-30 is also used as the upper stage of the VSB-30 rocket.

Flights[3]

VS-30

  • VS-30 XV-01 -"DLR AL-VS30-223 test" - 1997 April 28 - Apogee: 128 km
  • VS-30 XV-02 -"DLR AL-VS30-226" Aeronomy mission - 1997 October 12 - Apogee: 120 km
  • VS-30 XV-03 -"DLR AL-VS30-229" Aeronomy mission - 1998 January 31 - Apogee: 120 km
  • VS-30 XV-04 -"Operação São Marcos" Microgravity mission - 1999 March 15 - Apogee: 128 km
  • VS-30 XV-05 -"Lençois Maranhenses" Microgravity mission - 2000 February 6 - Apogee: 148 km
  • VS-30 XV-06 -"Cuma Microgravity mission" - 2002 December 1 - Apogee: 145 km
  • VS-30 V07 -"Angicos GPS technology mission" - 2007 December 16 - Apogee: 120 km
  • VS-30 V08 -"Operação Brasil-Alemanha" - 2011 December 2 - [4]
  • VS-30 V09 - WADIS 1 - 28.06.2013
  • VS-30 V10 - MAPHEUS 4 - 5.07.2013
  • VS-30 V13 - EPL-MEL5 ("Estágio Propulsivo a Propelente Líquido") - "Operação Raposa"- 2014 September 1 - L5 liquid rocket engine test for 90s, total flight time 3m34s[5][6][7][8] - 2014 September 1
  • VS-30 V11 - WADIS 2 - 2015 March 5 [3]
  • VS-30 V12 - SPIDER / LEEWAVES - 2016 February 2 [3]
  • VS-30 V124 - "Operação MUTITI" - 2018 September 12 - Apogee: 120 km[9]

VS-30 Orion

  • VS-30 Orion - XV-01 - 21.08.2000 - "Baronesa"
  • VS-30 Orion - XV-02 - 23.11.2002 - "Piraperna"
  • VS-30 Orion - V03 - 27.10.2005 - SHEFEX 1 (DLR)
  • VS-30 Orion - V04 - 31.01.2008 - ARR HotPay-2
  • VS-30 Orion - V05 - 05.12.2008 - ICI 2
  • VS-30 Orion - V08 - 03.12.2011 - ICI 3
  • VS-30 Orion - V06 - 23.04.2012 - HIFiRE 5
  • VS-30 Orion - V07 - 13.09.2012 - HIFiRE 3
  • VS-30 Orion - V10 - 08.12.2012 - "Iguaiba"
  • VS-30 Orion - V09 - 18.09.2013 - [ScramSpace] 1 (launch failure)[10][11]
  • VS-30 Orion - V11 - 19.02.2015 - ICI 4
  • VS-30 Orion - - 18.05.2016 - HIFiRE 5b

Characteristics

  • Length (mm) 7428
  • Payload Mass (kg) 260
  • Diameter (mm) 557
  • Total takeoff mass (kg) 1460
  • Apogee (km) 160

See also

Brazilian VS rocket family

References

  1. ^ a b Encyclopedia Astronautica - VS-30 Archived 2015-08-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Encyclopedia Astronautica - VS-30/Orion Archived 2015-08-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c "S-30 family". space.skyrocket.de.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "IAE - Página inicial". www.iae.cta.br.
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ "VS-30 EPL-ME". space.skyrocket.de.
  9. ^ http://www2.fab.mil.br/cla/index.php/2014-12-11-17-51-57/392-vs-30-v14-e-lancado-com-sucesso-do-cla-como-parte-da-operacao-mutiti
  10. ^ Queensl, The University of; Lucia, Australia Brisbane St; Gatton, QLD 4072 +61 7 3365 1111 Other Campuses: UQ; Maps, UQ Herston; Queensl, Directions © 2019 The University of. "SCRAMSPACE team awaits further information on launch". UQ News.
  11. ^ "Failed rocket lands near town center". Barentsobserver.