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Sonda 1


Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 1-1 + 1 x Sonda 1-2

Status: Retired 1966.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 4.50 m (14.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.11 m (0.36 ft).
Thrust: 27.00 kN (6,069 lbf).
Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).
First Launch: 1965.04.01.
Last Launch: 1966.11.12.
Number: 9 .

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Associated Countries
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • CONAE Argentinan agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, Buenos Aires, Argentina. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Natal Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 233 launches from 1965 to 2007, reaching up to 1100 kilometers altitude. More...
  • Cassino Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 27 launches in 1966, reaching up to 297 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • S-10-1 Solid rocket stage. 27.00 kN (6,070 lbf) thrust. Mass 30 kg (66 lb). More...
  • S-10-2 Solid rocket stage. 4.20 kN (944 lbf) thrust. Mass 30 kg (66 lb). More...

Sonda 1 Chronology


1965 April 1 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 5 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-4C.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 13:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-3C.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-10C.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-15C.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 14:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-4.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-11.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-13.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1966 November 12 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Cassino. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 1. LV Configuration: Sonda 1 D-16C.
  • Eclipse mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

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