Aerospace Sunday, October 24, 2004. Post by Ricky James
The Vsb-30 is a composed vehicle of sounding for two periods of training that will have to be exported to the Space Agency Europia (ESA), that it intends to apply it in its program TEXUS. The rocket will be used also for the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) for the accomplishment of technological and scientific experiments, over all those related with the microgravity environment.
The project of the Vsb-30 contemplated diverse technological innovations in relation to the manufactured sounding rockets already in Brazil. Besides possessing a propellant to make to take off more quickly it (to booster), the Vsb-30 incorporates an impelling system of rolling and a set of empenas that guarantee greater precision in the flight.
The modules of the useful load and the vehicle shelter diverse equipment produced for the DLR (Centro German Espacial) and for the CTA/IAE, inside of an agreement of cooperation that retraces to the Seventies and that, in the last years, have support of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB). These equipment allows, among others things, the accompaniment of the trajectory of the rocket for radar, telemetry and GPS, and the measurement of the temperature and the rotation of the vehicle.
The two first operational flights of the new rocket will have to occur in November of 2005 and May of 2006, both taking the 250 European experiments altitude km.
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