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IAE


Brazilian agency overseeing development of rocket engines. Instituto de Aeronautica e Espace, Brazil.

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Associated Countries
Associated Engines
  • S-30 IAE solid rocket engine. 20.490 kN. Development ended 1997. Isp=275s. More...
  • S-40TM IAE solid rocket engine. 208.4 kN. Isp=272s. Used on VLS launch vehicle. First flight 1985. More...
  • S-43 IAE solid rocket engine. 303 kN. Isp=265s. Used on VLS launch vehicle. First flight 1985. More...
  • S-43TM IAE solid rocket engine. 321.7 kN. Isp=276s. Used on VLS launch vehicle. First flight 1985. More...
  • S-44 IAE solid rocket engine. 33.2 kN. Isp=282s. Used on VLS launch vehicle. First flight 1985. More...

See also
  • Agency Agencies or institutions overseeing design, development, construction, or operation of space-related systems. 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...
  • S-30 Solid rocket stage. 102.00 kN (22,931 lbf) thrust. Mass 1,200 kg (2,646 lb). More...
  • S-31 Solid rocket stage. 240.00 kN (53,954 lbf) thrust. Mass 900 kg (1,984 lb). More...

IAE 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).

1973 September 26 - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1973 September 26 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1973 September 26 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1973 September 26 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1973 September 27 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1973 September 27 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1973 September 27 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1973 September 27 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Diurnal - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1976 February 26 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-01. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Serido test - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 47 km (29 mi).

1976 September 21 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-02.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 543 km (337 mi).

1977 March 31 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-03.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 546 km (339 mi).

1977 October 19 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-04.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 590 km (360 mi).

1978 April 26 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-05.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 615 km (382 mi).

1978 September 27 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3-M1 XV-06.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 230 km (140 mi).

1979 August 23 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3-M2 XV-07.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 248 km (154 mi).

1980 August 27 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3-M1 XV-08.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 245 km (152 mi).

1980 December 22 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-09.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 600 km (370 mi).

1981 December 10 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3-M1 XV-10.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 239 km (148 mi).

1982 June 30 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-11.
  • BIME Test Flight test - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 549 km (341 mi).

1983 June 1 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-16.
  • Manicore Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 599 km (372 mi).

1984 July 26 - . 18:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-19.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 566 km (351 mi).

1984 November 21 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 4. LV Configuration: Sonda 4 PT-01.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 616 km (382 mi).

1985 November 19 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 4. LV Configuration: Sonda 4 PT-02.
  • GL A40.401 (HARP) test - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 667 km (414 mi).

1985 December 1 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: VLS. Launch Vehicle: VLS-R1. LV Configuration: VLS-R1 VLS-R1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1985 December 11 - . 23:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-20.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 516 km (320 mi).

1986 November 1 - . 01:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-21.
  • INPE-003 / 86 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 444 km (275 mi).

1987 November 8 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 4. LV Configuration: Sonda 4 PT-03. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1989 March 28 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 4. LV Configuration: Sonda 4 PT-04.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 821 km (510 mi).

1989 May 18 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: VLS. Launch Vehicle: VLS-R1. LV Configuration: VLS-R1 VLS-R2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1990 February 21 - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2. LV Configuration: Sonda 2 XV-53.
  • Alcantara Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE; IAE. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi).

1990 November 26 - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2. LV Configuration: Sonda 2 XV-54.
  • Manival Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE; IAE. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1990 November 30 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-22.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1991 April 29 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-23.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 441 km (274 mi).

1991 December 9 - . 21:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2. LV Configuration: Sonda 2 XV-55.
  • Aguas Belas Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE; IAE. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

1992 June 1 - . 02:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-24.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 282 km (175 mi).

1992 October 31 - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2. LV Configuration: Sonda 2 XV-56.
  • Ponta de Areia Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE; IAE. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

1993 March 22 - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2. LV Configuration: Sonda 2 XV-57.
  • Maruda Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE; IAE. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1993 November 17 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-25.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 555 km (344 mi).

1994 June 22 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2. LV Configuration: Sonda 2 XV-58.
  • Oituia Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE; IAE. Apogee: 93 km (57 mi).

1995 December 19 - . 01:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-26?.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 406 km (252 mi).

1996 August 28 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 2.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE; IAE. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi).

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