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Sonda
VSB-30
VSB-30
Credit: NASA
Brazilian sounding rocket, missile, and orbital launch vehicle using various arrangements of solid rocket motors up to 1.01 m in diameter.

Status: Active.



Subtopics

VLS - Brazilian satellite launcher building on successful family of sounding rockets.

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

Sonda 2 Brazilian sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle.

Sonda 3 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 3-1 + 1 x Sonda 2A

Sonda 3 M1 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 3-1 + 1 x Sonda 2M

Sonda 4 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x S-43 + 1 x Sonda 3-1

VLS Brazilian satellite launcher building on successful family of sounding rockets.

VLS-R1 Brazilian all-solid test vehicle. Single stage vehicle.

VLS-R2 2 stage vehicle consisting of 4 x VLS-R2 Strapon + 1 x VLS-R2.

MB/EE-150 Brazilian short range ballistic missile.

MB/EE-350 Brazilian short range ballistic missile.

MB/EE-600 Brazilian intermediate range ballistic missile.

VS-30 Brazilian sounding rocket. Single stage suborbital launch vehicle.

VLS-1 Brazilian all-solid orbital launch vehicle.

VLM Brazilian satellite launcher using core of VLS only. Planned for launch of microsatellites. First launch 2002 or later.

VS-30/Orion Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 3-1 + 1 x Orion

VSB-30 Brazilian two stage sounding rocket consisting of 1 x S-31 plus 1 x S-30. It replaced the British Skylark for suborbital flights from Kiruna.

VS-40 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x S-40TM + 1 x S-44

SS-1000 Brazilian intermediate range ballistic missile.

SS-300 Brazilian short range ballistic missile.

SS-60 Brazilian tactical ballistic missile.

SS-25 Brazilian tactical ballistic missile.

Country: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Bibliography: 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1973 September 27 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. 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. 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.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 543 km (337 mi).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1982 September 8 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • GL A20.123-01 BIME Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 525 km (326 mi).

1982 September 13 - . 21:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • GL A20.123-02 BIME Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 506 km (314 mi).

1982 September 17 - . 20:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • Colored Bubbles Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 335 km (208 mi).

1982 September 18 - . 20:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • Colored Bubbles Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 335 km (208 mi).

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

1983 October 31 - . 22:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GL A20.327-01 (IMS) Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1983 November 14 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. FAILURE: Failure.
  • GL A20.327-02 (IMS) Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

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

1984 November 21 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 4.
  • 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.
  • GL A40.401 (HARP) test - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 667 km (414 mi).

1985 December 1 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE. Apogee: 821 km (510 mi).

1989 May 18 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: 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.
  • Alcantara Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE, INPE. Apogee: 101 km (62 mi).

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

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

1991 April 29 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • 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.
  • Aguas Belas Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: IAE, INPE. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi).

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

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

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

1993 April 2 - . 10:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-40.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 950 km (590 mi).

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

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

1995 December 19 - . 01:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • 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: IAE, INPE. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi).

1997 April 28 - . 16:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • DLR AL-VS30-223 test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR, INPE. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

1997 October 12 - . 01:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • DLR AL-VS30-226 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR, INPE. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1997 November 2 - . 12:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Complex: Alcantara VLS. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VLS-1. FAILURE: Destroyed during launch.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • SCD-2A - . Mass: 115 kg (253 lb). Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Manufacturer: INPE. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: SCD. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi). The SCD-2A (Data Collection Satellite 2A) was a Brazilian satellite designed for the collection of meteorological data relayed by data collection platforms spread throughout the Brazilian territory..

1998 January 31 - . 23:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • DLR AL-VS30-229 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR, INPE. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1998 March 21 - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-40.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 900 km (550 mi).

1999 March 15 - . 09:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • Operacao San Marcos Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 128 km (79 mi).

1999 December 11 - . 18:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Complex: Alcantara VLS. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VLS-1. FAILURE: Second stage failed to ignite; destroyed by range safety.. Failed Stage: 2.
  • SACI-2 - . Mass: 80 kg (176 lb). Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Manufacturer: INPE. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: SACI. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi). Second attempted launch of Brazil's indigenous launcher..

2000 February 6 - . 16:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • Lencois Maranhenses Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 148 km (91 mi).

2000 August 21 - . 20:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • Baronesa Microgravity mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: AEB, DLR. Apogee: 315 km (195 mi).

2000 December 9 - . 12:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • Alecrim Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 430 km (260 mi).

2002 May 12 - . 04:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3.
  • Parnamirim F2Glow-2 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 593 km (368 mi).

2002 November 23 - . 22:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • Piraperna Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 434 km (269 mi).

2002 December 1 - . 12:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Cuma Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 145 km (90 mi).

2003 August 22 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Complex: Alcantara VLS. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VLS-1. FAILURE: Failure - Exploded on pad during final prelaunch processing. 21 people were killed, with none injured.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • SATEC - . Payload: SATEC. Mass: 57 kg (125 lb). Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: SATEC. COSPAR: F20030822A.

    Launch was due on August 25. Was to have been on third qualification flight after two previous failures. The launch had already been delayed from October 2002, then May 7 and June 20 2003. It appeared that one of the strapon boosters ignited by accident. The two satellite payloads were also destroyed in the blast, as was the launch pad.

  • Unosat - . Payload: Unosat. Mass: 9.00 kg (19.80 lb). Nation: Brazil. Agency: Parana. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Unosat. COSPAR: F20030822B.

2004 October 23 - . 16:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • Cajuana test - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

    Unguided test launch. During the 45 seconds total burn time of both motors the vehicle was accelerated to a final velocity of 1676 m/s. The payload segment with an approximate weight of 400 kg was carried to an apogee height of almost 240 km, which was reached 252 seconds after lift-off. At T+650 seconds the payload landed 190 km northeast of the launch site in the ocean, only 700 meters from the nominal impact point.


2005 October 27 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • SHEFEX Re-entry vehicle test - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

2005 December 1 - . 09:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS EML-1/TEXUS 42 Microgravity mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: DLR, SSC. Apogee: 263 km (163 mi).

    This was the first launch of the Brazilian sounding rocket VSB-30, replacing the British Skylark, from Esrange. The speed when leaving the launcher was about 60 m/s and after 45 seconds of acceleration the max speed was over 200 m/s. During the flight the experiments onboard spent approximately 6 minutes of microgravity and all experiments worked successfully. The payload was brought back for analysis at Esrange by helicopter within one hour after landing.


2006 May 10 - . 08:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 43 Microgravity mission - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: DLR, SSC. Apogee: 237 km (147 mi). The TEXUS 43 mission gave around six minutes of microgravity to the 407 kg payload contributed by five investigators from three different institutes.

2007 July 19 - . 15:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • Cuma II Microgravity mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 242 km (150 mi).

2007 December 16 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • Angicos GPS technology mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

2008 January 31 - . 19:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ARR HotPay-2 - . Nation: USA. Agency: ARR. Apogee: 381 km (236 mi).

2008 February 7 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • DLR TEXUS 44 (EML-2) - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 264 km (164 mi).

2008 February 21 - . 06:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • DLR TEXUS 45 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

2008 May 15 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • MASER 11 - . Nation: Sweden. Agency: SSC. Apogee: 252 km (156 mi).

2008 December 5 - . 10:35 GMT - . Launch Site: SvalRak. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ARR ICI-2 - . Nation: Sweden. Class: Earth. Type: Ionosphere satellite.

2009 November 22 - . 11:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 46 - . Nation: Sweden. European and Japanese microgravity experiments.

2009 November 29 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 47 - . Nation: Sweden. Microgravity experiments.

2010 December 12 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • MICROG 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 242 km (150 mi). Microgravity payload..

2011 March 29 - . 05:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 49 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 268 km (166 mi). Microgravity experiments..

2011 November 27 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 48 - . Nation: Germany. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi). DLR/Astrium microgravity payload..

2011 December 2 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • VS30 V08 - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 173 km (107 mi).

2011 December 3 - . 07:21 GMT - . Launch Site: SvalRak. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ICI-3 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 354 km (219 mi).

2012 February 13 - . 09:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • MASER 12 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi). Microgravity payload..

2012 April 23 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • HiFire-5 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2012 September 13 - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • HiFire-3 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 345 km (214 mi).

2012 December 8 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • AEB VS30/O V10 - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 428 km (265 mi). Ionosphere instruments..

2013 April 12 - . 04:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 50 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 261 km (162 mi). Microgravity mission.

2013 June 27 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • WADIS 1 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 115 km (71 mi).

2013 July 15 - . 05:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • MAPHEUS 4 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 151 km (93 mi). Microgravity mission.

2013 September 18 - . 13:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • SCRAMSPACE 1 - . Nation: Norway. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

2014 September 2 - . 02:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • EPL-ME - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi). Test of Brazi's first liquid propulsion system, the 5 kN LOX/ethanol EPL L5, as a second stage on a VS-30 sounding rocket..

2015 February 19 - . 22:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • ICI-4 - . Nation: Norway. Apogee: 365 km (226 mi). Aurora payload..

2015 February 22 - . 07:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • Cryofenix - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 265 km (164 mi). Technology payload..

2015 March 5 - . 01:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • WADIS 2 - . Nation: Norway. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi). Atmospheric science payload..

2015 April 23 - . 07:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 51 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 261 km (162 mi). Microgravity payload..

2015 April 27 - . 04:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 52 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 255 km (158 mi). Microgravity payload..

2015 December 1 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • MASER 13 - . Nation: USA. Type: Microgravity. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi). Microgravity mission. Impacted in ESRANGE B Zone, Sweden..

2016 January 23 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • TEXUS 53 - . Nation: USA. Type: Microgravity. Apogee: 252 km (156 mi). Microgravity mission. Impacted in ESRANGE Zone B..

2016 February 2 - . 21:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • SPIDER/LEEWAVES - . Nation: USA. Type: Auroral. Apogee: 138 km (85 mi). Auroral mission. Impacted in ESRANGE Zone B..

2016 May 18 - . 00:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30/Orion.
  • HiFire-5B - . Nation: Australia. Type: Hypersonic vehicle test. Apogee: 278 km (172 mi). Hypersonic vehicle test mission. Impacted in Woomera Range. Joint US/Australian hypersonic-research flight..

2017 January 23 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • MAIUS-1 - . Nation: USA. Type: Physics. Apogee: 238 km (147 mi). Physics mission. Impacted in ESRANGE..


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