Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: VLS-1?
Origin: Brazil
Parent System: Cruzeiro do Sul
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Delta and Epsilon
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Description: The Cruzeiro do Sul (Southern Cross) is a family of environment-friendly space launch vehicles being developed by Brazil with technical assistance from Russia. The three-stage Cruzeiro do Sul rockets will leverage technologies developed under the Russia's Angara space launch system such as the RD-191 liquid propellant engine at the first stage. The upper stage motor will be the same employed on Molniya launcher. The third stage will utilize a solid propellant booster developed by Brazil for upgraded VLS-1 rockets. The new space vehicle family might be ready for its first commercial launch by 2015.

The Cruzeiro do Sul Gamma is a lightweight class three-stage launch vehicle designed to put a 1 ton payload into Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO) from near-equatorial location in Alcantara launch site.

Gamma Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Payload to GEO: 1 ton (2,205 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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