Encyclopedia Astronautica
Natal



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Natal
Credit: © Mark Wade
Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 233 launches from 1965 to 2007, reaching up to 1100 kilometers altitude.

Location: Centro de Lancamento da Barreira do Inferno, Rio Grande Norte.
Longitude: -35.3830 deg.
Latitude: -5.8660 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Aerobee In late 1945 James Van Allen was assigned by John Hopkins University to survey sounding rocket requirements for upper atmosphere research. The V-2 was found to be too heavy and complex. In 1946 Van Allen decided that what was needed was a small rocket, derived from the Aerojet Wac Corporal and the Bumblebee missile developed under a US Navy program. This combination of an Aerojet booster and a Bumblebee second stage was dubbed the Aerobee. More...
  • Apache The Apache upper stage was an improved version of the Cajun. The Thiokol engine used aluminised polyurethane propellant with a higher specific impulse and phenolic lining in the steel nozzle. Cost to NASA was $ 6,000 per rocket. The Apache could be used in a single stage version, but was normally used with a booster stage, usually the Nike. More...
  • Arcas The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...
  • Black Brant The Black Brant originated in a 1957 Canadian government requirement for a sounding rocket to characterize the ionosphere in order to improve military communications. Bristol Aerospace of Winnipeg, Manitoba was selected to design the rocket, while the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment (CARDE) was responsible for the propellant and filling. The lighter production version of the vehicle was renamed Black Brant. Later versions of Black Brant used a variety of booster and upper stages to supplement the original single-stage vehicle. More...
  • Cajun The Cajun research rocket was developed as a dimensionally-similar but higher performance successor to the Deacon. More...
  • Hawk American surface-to-air missile and sounding rocket family. More...
  • Javelin The four-stage Javelin rocket was originally known as the Argo D-4 and was developed by the Air Force to replace its Jason rocket with the mission of measuring radiation in space after high-altitude nuclear explosions. It was subsequently used by NASA for a variety of high-altitude near-space scientific experiments. More...
  • Loki American unguided solid-propellant barrage anti-aircraft rocket adapted to use as a meteorological sounding rocket. More...
  • Nike Single stage vehicles consisting first of just the Nike booster were initially fired in the course of development of the Nike-Ajax surface-to-air missile. Later it was used occasionally as a sounding rocket, but much more often as the boost stage of a multi-stage sounding rocket. More...
  • Sergeant Single-stage solid-propulsion tactical ballistic missile developed for the US Army. Surplus rockets and the Sergeant's rocket motor (known commercially as Castor) became the basis for many sounding rockets. More...
  • Skylark The Skylark sounding rocket (originally named the Gassiot High Altitude Vehicle) was produced by the Royal Aircraft Establishment and first introduced in 1957, during the International Geophysical Year. It remained in European service until 2005. More...
  • VLS Brazilian satellite launcher building on successful family of sounding rockets. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Nike Cajun American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle sounding rocket consisting of a Nike booster together with a Cajun upper stage. Aside from the Soviet MMR-06, the Nike-Cajun was the most often launched sounding rocket. The Cajun motor was developed for NASA in the 1950's by Thiokol, providing a more modern but still affordable replacement for the World War II-era Deacon. More...
  • Orion OLV American nuclear-powered orbital launch vehicle. Nuclear-pulse drive launch vehicle seriously developed by General Atomics in the United States from 1955-1965. The design allowed vast payloads of hundreds of tons to be hurled to the planets. By 1958 the Orion team saw themselves in direct competition with Von Braun's chemical rockets. They hoped to a land a huge manned expedition on Mars by 1964 and tour the moons of Saturn by 1970. However politically NASA would not argue for the exception to the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty necessary to allow firing of nuclear explosions in space. More...
  • Nike Apache American sounding rocket. The most popular sounding rocket introduced during the early 1960's was this two-stage, solid-propellant vehicle consisting of a Nike booster and Apache upper stage. More...
  • Arcas American sounding rocket. The Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) was developed by the Atlantic Research Corporation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) with the support of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. Primarily a meteorological rocket, the Arcas was first fired in July 1959. The single-stage version was designed to lift 5.4 kg to 64 km. For more demanding missions, several versions of boosted Arcas were developed, as well as a stretched Super Arcas motor. More...
  • Aerobee 150 American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Aerobee Booster + 1 x Aerobee 150. More...
  • Javelin American sounding rocket. The four-stage Javelin rocket was originally known as the Argo D-4 and was developed by the Air Force to replace its Jason rocket with the mission of measuring radiation in space after high-altitude nuclear explosions. It was subsequently used by NASA for a variety of high-altitude near-space scientific experiments. More...
  • Nike Tomahawk American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of a Nike booster and Tomahawk upper stage. Payload 45 kg to 370 km or 115 kg to 215 km. More...
  • Nike Iroquois American sounding rocket. Aerojet developed the Nike-Iroquois (also called Niro) to fulfill a US Air Force requirement for a low-cost sounding rocket with roll control and high structural strength. More...
  • Sonda 1 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 1-1 + 1 x Sonda 1-2 More...
  • Orion Sounding Rocket American sounding rocket. The Orion was a single stage, unguided, fin stabilized rocket system which used a surplus US Army Hawk surface-to-air-missile rocket motor having a dual thrust propellant grain. Three fins on the aft end of the motor were canted to roll the vehicle at four revolutions per second at burnout for stability. Improved performance could be obtained by using a Nike booster stage. Payload 38 kg to 88 km or 68 kg to 71 km. More...
  • Super Arcas American sounding rocket. Single stage vehicle, improved version of the original Arcas with a lengthened motor burning for 40 seconds. Payload 4 kg to 100 km or 8 kg to 40 km. More...
  • Super Loki American sounding rocket. Larger-diameter version of single-stage Loki sounding rocket, developed originally for NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center. More...
  • Rocketsonde American sounding rocket. Meteorological sounding rockets that could use Loki Datasonde, Arcas, or Deacon rockets as the booster. More...
  • Castor Lance American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Castor + 1 x Lance More...
  • Sonda 3 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Sonda 3-1 + 1 x Sonda 2A More...
  • Skylark 12 British sounding rocket. Three stage Skylark version consisting of 1 x Goldfinch + 1 x Raven 11 + 1 x Cuckoo 4. The AC version uses an uprated Goldfinch II booster. The Raven XI is loaded with 990 kg of propellant and produced 2500 kN-sec total impulse over 39 seconds. The Cuckoo IV stage provides 452 kN-sec impulse over 15 seconds. More...
  • Nike Orion American sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle. Payload 68 kg to 190 km or 204 kg to 90 km. The Nike motor had three equally spaced unmodified Ajax fins, and the Orion motor had four fins on the aft end arranged in a cruciform configuration to provide stability. The first stage Nike booster had an action time of 3.2 seconds. The second stage ignited 9 seconds after liftoff and had an action time of 32 seconds. Capability 68 kg payload to 190 kilometers or a 204 kg payload to 90 kilometers when launched from sea level at an 85 degree launch angle. More...
  • Sonda 4 Brazilian sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x S-43 + 1 x Sonda 3-1 More...
  • VLS-R1 Brazilian all-solid test vehicle. Single stage vehicle. More...
  • VS-30 Brazilian sounding rocket. Single stage suborbital launch vehicle. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites

Natal 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).

1965 December 15 - . 19:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.68II.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1965 December 18 - . 04:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.69II.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi).

1966 January 1 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • EXAMETNET Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 January 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 1.
  • 04 CNAE 6601 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 February 16 - . 14:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N02.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 March 2 - . 15:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 4.
  • 07 CNAE 6604 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 March 16 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 5.
  • 08 CNAE 6605 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1966 April 13 - . 15:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N05.
  • WOX-1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi).

1966 May 2 - . 01:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.194GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

1966 May 2 - . 01:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 6.
  • 13 CNAE 6610 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1966 May 4 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.195GM.
  • 08 CNAE 6605 / Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 141 km (87 mi).

1966 May 18 - . 15:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 7.
  • 14 CNAE 6611 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1966 June 1 - . 16:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Dart. LV Configuration: Boosted Dart EXAMETNET 3.
  • 15 CNAE 6612 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1966 June 29 - . 16:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N10.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1966 July 15 - . 16:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N11.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1966 August 7 - . 07:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.204GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 August 7 - . 07:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N12.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1966 August 7 - . 23:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.205GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 August 17 - . 15:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N13.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1966 September 14 - . 15:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N14.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1966 October 1 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.211GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 1 - . 20:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.212GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 2 - . 02:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.213GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 2 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.214GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 2 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.215GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1966 October 12 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N15.
  • WOX-1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1966 November 16 - . 15:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N16.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: INPE. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1966 December 13 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.182UG.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 169 km (105 mi).

1967 January 18 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N17.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1967 February 1 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N18.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1967 February 15 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N19.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1967 February 22 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N20.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1967 March 1 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N21.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1967 March 22 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N22.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1967 March 27 - . 18:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.28UE.
  • UNH neutrons Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi).

1967 March 29 - . 16:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N23.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1967 June 14 - . 15:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N24.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1967 June 16 - . 10:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin NASA 8.49IE.
  • GRS Test Technology / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: NASA; DFVLR. Apogee: 1,100 km (600 mi).

1967 June 17 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin NASA 8.50IE.
  • GRS Test Technology / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: NASA; DFVLR. Apogee: 991 km (615 mi).

1967 June 24 - . 08:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.238GM.
  • Fall Equinox study Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 June 24 - . 20:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.237GM.
  • Fall Equinox study Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 June 25 - . 08:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.239GM.
  • Fall Equinox study Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 July 5 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N25.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1967 July 12 - . 16:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N26.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1967 August 2 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N27.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1967 August 16 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N28.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1967 August 21 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.240GM. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1967 August 26 - . 11:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.241GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1967 August 26 - . 23:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.242GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1967 August 28 - . 00:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.243GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1967 September 13 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N29.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1967 October 14 - . 11:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.248GM.
  • Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 October 15 - . 11:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.244GM.
  • Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 October 15 - . 23:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.245GM.
  • Grenade Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1967 October 25 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N30.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1967 November 15 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N31.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1967 November 15 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 CRL AD3.365.
  • Dayglow Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 224 km (139 mi).

1967 November 19 - . 10:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AG07.314.
  • Recovery test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1967 November 22 - . 10:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AG07.319.
  • Recovery test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1967 December 13 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N32.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1967 December 18 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.246GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1967 December 19 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.247GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 96 km (59 mi).

1967 December 19 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.250GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1968 January 17 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N33.
  • WOX-1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1968 January 31 - . 15:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N34.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1968 March 24 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.270GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1968 March 25 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.271GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1968 March 25 - . 12:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.272GM.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1968 April 17 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N35.
  • WOX-1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1968 May 1 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N36.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1968 May 15 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N37.
  • WOX-1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1968 May 29 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N38.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1968 June 11 - . 23:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA NASA 19.01NE.
  • SAAP Magnetospheric mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 790 km (490 mi).

1968 June 12 - . 15:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Judi-Dart. LV Configuration: Judi-Dart EXAMETNET N39.
  • Chaff - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1968 July 24 - . 16:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N40.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1968 August 8 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AG07.273.
  • Meteor dust Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 158 km (98 mi).

1968 August 11 - . 07:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AG07.274.
  • Meteorites Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi).

1968 August 12 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AG07.275.
  • Meteorites Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 153 km (95 mi).

1968 August 15 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AG07.276. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Meteorites Meteorites mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

1968 September 18 - . 15:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N41.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1968 October 16 - . 15:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N52.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1968 November 13 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Arcas. LV Configuration: Arcas EXAMETNET N53.
  • Arcasonde 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1968 December 1 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Arcas.
  • EXAMETNET Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1968 December 3 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A.
  • DLR N-BB4 Magnetospheric mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi).

1968 December 4 - . 17:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 600 km (370 mi).

1969 January 15 - . 16:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Met Para, Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 43 km (26 mi).

1969 February 12 - . 15:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Met Para, Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1969 March 7 - . 22:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 CRL AT3.727.
  • Arcmin probe Solar optical mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1969 March 12 - . 15:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Met Para, Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1969 June 14 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.184UG-IG.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969 June 15 - . 14:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA CRL A16.010-01.
  • VLF Propagation Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 582 km (361 mi).

1969 June 22 - . 05:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 NASA 04.183UG.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1969 June 26 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin NASA 8.53UI.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 795 km (493 mi).

1969 September 6 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA CRL A16.010-02.
  • VLF Propagation Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi).

1969 September 19 - . 03:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA NASA 19.05NE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 856 km (531 mi).

1970 January 26 - . 22:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin N-J-19.
  • DLR N-J-19 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1970 January 30 - . 22:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin N-J-20.
  • DLR N-J-20 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1970 April 29 - . 15:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1970 May 6 - . 14:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1970 May 20 - . 14:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1970 May 27 - . 14:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1970 June 3 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1970 June 17 - . 15:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1970 July 1 - . 14:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1970 July 15 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1970 July 29 - . 14:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1970 August 12 - . 14:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1970 September 23 - . 14:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1970 September 25 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA NASA 19.02NE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 600 km (370 mi).

1970 September 29 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA NASA 19.03NE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 600 km (370 mi).

1970 October 1 - . 13:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache N-NA-30.
  • DLR N-NA-30 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 October 6 - . 13:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache N-NA-31.
  • DLR N-NA-31 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 October 7 - . 15:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1970 October 8 - . 13:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache N-NA-32.
  • DLR N-NA-32 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 October 8 - . 14:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache N-NA-33.
  • DLR N-NA-33 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 October 12 - . 14:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache N-NA-34.
  • DLR N-NA-34 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 October 14 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1970 October 21 - . 14:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1970 October 22 - . 14:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache N-NA-35.
  • DLR N-NA-35 Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 October 28 - . 14:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1970 December 7 - . 21:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA AKF-4A-19.
  • Twilight airglow Aeronomy / x-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 770 km (470 mi).

1970 December 16 - . 14:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1971 January 27 - . 14:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1971 February 10 - . 14:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute,Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1971 February 24 - . 15:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1971 March 17 - . 15:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute,Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1972 January 20 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute,Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1972 February 3 - . 13:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C. LV Configuration: Black Brant VC N-BB/V-42.
  • DLR N-BBV-42 Aurora / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1972 February 16 - . 14:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute,Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1972 March 8 - . 10:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C. LV Configuration: Black Brant VC N-BB/V-41.
  • DLR N-BBV-41 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 223 km (138 mi).

1972 May 3 - . 14:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1972 May 18 - . 14:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1972 May 31 - . 14:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1972 June 14 - . 14:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1972 July 5 - . 14:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1972 July 19 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi).

1972 August 30 - . 14:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1972 September 13 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1972 September 27 - . 14:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1972 October 26 - . 14:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1973 February 1 - . 14:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C.
  • DLR N-BBVC-52 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 308 km (191 mi).

1973 February 3 - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C.
  • DLR N-BBVC-50? Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1973 February 7 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C.
  • DLR N-BBVC-54 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 211 km (131 mi).

1973 February 14 - . 14:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1973 February 15 - . 02:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C.
  • DLR N-BBVC-53 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 315 km (195 mi).

1973 March 1 - . 14:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi).

1973 March 15 - . 15:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1973 March 28 - . 14:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1973 April 18 - . 14:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1973 May 25 - . 15:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor Lance. LV Configuration: Castor Lance CRL A44.320-01.
  • Infrared Radiometer Aeronomy infrared mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 569 km (353 mi).

1973 May 30 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1973 June 13 - . 13:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1973 June 28 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1973 July 18 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1973 August 1 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1973 August 15 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1973 August 29 - . 13:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1973 September 12 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Chaff - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 40 km (24 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 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL A07.306-2.
  • Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 225 km (139 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 - . 19:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Paiute Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Paiute Tomahawk CRL A10.306-1.
  • O2 / O3 / X-ray Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF CRL. Apogee: 288 km (178 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 - . 04:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL A07.306-3.
  • Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 232 km (144 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).

1973 November 18 - . 21:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin NASA 8.63UI-II.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 650 km (400 mi).

1973 November 22 - . 21:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4B.
  • Ionosphere / plasma mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 650 km (400 mi).

1973 November 22 - . 21:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Javelin. LV Configuration: Javelin NASA 8.64UI-II.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 650 km (400 mi).

1974 March 19 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1974 March 19 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1974 March 19 - . 22:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1974 March 20 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1974 March 20 - . 07:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1974 March 20 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1974 March 20 - . 13:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1974 March 20 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart.
  • DIURNAL PWN-8B Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Wallops. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1974 March 27 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1975 July 2 - . 14:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 47 km (29 mi).

1975 September 17 - . 14:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1975 October 29 - . 14:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1975 November 19 - . 14:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1975 December 3 - . 14:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1975 December 17 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 59 km (36 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 July 14 - . 14:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1976 July 21 - . 14:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi).

1976 July 29 - . 14:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1976 August 4 - . 14:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 48 km (29 mi).

1976 August 11 - . 14:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 53 km (32 mi).

1976 August 18 - . 14:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi).

1976 August 25 - . 14:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 57 km (35 mi).

1976 September 1 - . 14:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1976 September 9 - . 14:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1976 September 15 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 57 km (35 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).

1976 September 22 - . 14:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 39 km (24 mi).

1976 September 29 - . 14:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1976 October 6 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1976 October 13 - . 14:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1976 October 20 - . 14:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1976 October 27 - . 14:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 63 km (39 mi).

1976 November 3 - . 14:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

1976 November 10 - . 14:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 51 km (31 mi).

1976 December 9 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1976 December 15 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 45 km (27 mi).

1976 December 30 - . 14:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Starute, Datasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 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).

1978 November 19 - . 15:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 212.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1978 November 22 - . 14:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 214 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1978 November 25 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 215.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1978 November 28 - . 13:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 216 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 73 km (45 mi).

1979 March 24 - . 14:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 227 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 74 km (45 mi).

1979 April 13 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 233 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1979 April 21 - . 13:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 234 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 67 km (41 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).

1979 October 10 - . 10:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 248 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1979 October 12 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Complex: Natal MAN. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 12 AC. LV Configuration: Skylark 12 AC DLR N-GRC-97.
  • Astro-Hel Far ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 829 km (515 mi).

1979 October 22 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion. LV Configuration: Nike Orion DLR N-NO-98.
  • Natal 6 test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1979 October 26 - . 21:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion. LV Configuration: Nike Orion DLR N-NO-99.
  • Natal 6 test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1980 February 18 - . 19:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 262 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1980 February 19 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 263 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1980 February 24 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 264 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi).

1980 March 1 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 265 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1980 March 12 - . 13:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 266 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1980 July 5 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 273.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 66 km (41 mi).

1980 July 6 - . 14:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 274.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1980 July 17 - . 13:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 275 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 64 km (39 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 October 8 - . 15:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 282 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 71 km (44 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 January 25 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 297 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1982 January 25 - . 16:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 298 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 65 km (40 mi).

1982 January 25 - . 17:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas TN1-0145.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 69 km (42 mi).

1982 January 25 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 299 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 62 km (38 mi).

1982 January 25 - . 19:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas TN1-0146.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 68 km (42 mi).

1982 January 31 - . 14:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas TN1-0137.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1982 January 31 - . 14:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas. LV Configuration: Super Arcas TN1-0138.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1982 January 31 - . 15:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Super Loki. LV Configuration: Super Loki FLIGHT 300 /TN1-.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 65 km (40 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).

1982 September 8 - . 21:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B. LV Configuration: Black Brant 8B GL A19.124-1.
  • BIME Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 321 km (199 mi).

1982 September 8 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-12.
  • 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: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8B. LV Configuration: Black Brant 8B GL A19.124-2.
  • BIME Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 333 km (206 mi).

1982 September 13 - . 21:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-13.
  • 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. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-14.
  • 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. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-15.
  • 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. 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 February 15 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Orion Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Orion DLR N-O-135.
  • Fin test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1985 February 22 - . 15:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Orion Sounding Rocket. LV Configuration: Orion DLR N-O-136.
  • Fin test - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).

1985 March 3 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 12. LV Configuration: Skylark 12 DLR N-GRC-137. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Interzodiak 1 Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1985 June 17 - . 04:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sergeant. Launch Vehicle: Castor Lance. LV Configuration: Castor Lance GL A44.362. FAILURE: Failure.
  • BEAM Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 500 km (310 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).

1988 September 3 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 12. LV Configuration: Skylark 12 DLR N-GRC-158.
  • Interzodiak 2 Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 857 km (532 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 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).

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).

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).

2000 December 9 - . 12:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: Sonda 3. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-30.
  • 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. LV Configuration: Sonda 3 XV-31.
  • Parnamirim F2Glow-2 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 593 km (368 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 October 27 - . 06:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Improved Orion.
  • Parelhas - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 95 km (59 mi).

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