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Brazil | Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)


The Brazilian Space Agency (Portuguese: Agência Espacial Brasileira; AEB) is the civilian authority in Brazil responsible for the country's burgeoning space program. It operates a spaceport at Alcântara and a rocket launch site at Barreira do Inferno. The agency has given Brazil a role in space in South America and technically made Brazil a partner for cooperation in the International Space Station.The Brazilian Space Agency is the heir to Brazil's space program. Previously, the program had been under the control of the Brazilian military; the program was transferred into civilian control on 10 February 1994. The Brazilian Space Agency has pursued a policy of joint technological development with more advanced space programs.

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(In Picture: VLS-1 before the launch)

Agency Overview

Formed:

February 10, 1994

Preceding Agency:

COCTA (1946-1954)
DCTA (1954-1994)

Headquarters:

Brasília, Distrito Federal

Annual Budget:

$7.5 billion

Agency Executive:

Marco Antonio Raupp, President

INSTITUTES


The AEB works jointly with four brazilian institutes:

Aeronautics and Space Institute (IAE)
In Portuguese, Instituto de Aeronaútica e Espaço. It develops projects in the aeronautical, airspace and defense sectors, co-responsible for the execution of the Brazilian Space Mission.

Aeronautics Technological Institute (ITA)
In Portuguese, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. It is one of the main educational colleges of the Brazilian Air Force.

Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv)
In Portuguese, Instituto de Estudos Avançados. Responsible for the development of pure and applied sciences: photonics, nuclear energy, applied physics, remote sensor systems and decision support systems.

Industrial Foment and Coordination Institute (IFI)
In Portuguese, Instituto de Fomento e Coodernação Industrial. It provides military aeronautical certification and aerospace equipment approval, acting as an interface between the institutes and the industry.


PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

Polo
Is a project to produce engines capable to equip future projects of missiles and rockets

S/1948

$100 million

S-10 (1/2)
S-20
S-23
S-30
S-31
S-40TM
S-43

Finished

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

Sonda Family
Develop a family of rockets for a multipurpose use

1954/1972

$500 million

Sonda I
Sonda II
Sonda III/A
Sonda III/B
Sonda IV

Finished

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

Project ORION
Develop rockets capable to launch satellites at low orbits based in the Sonda family

1973/1979

$300 million

VS-30
VS-40
VSB-30

Finished

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

Brasilsat
Family of communication satellites

1973/1996

$ 60 million

Brasilsat A1
Brasilsat A2
Brasilsat B1
Brasilsat B2
Brasilsat B3
Brasilsat B4

Finished

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

VLS
Launch vehicle that will be capable of launching satellites into orbit

1977/1985

$ 350 million

VLS-1
VLS-2 (Failure)
VLS-3

Finished

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

Southern Cross program
The DCTA is developing a new family of launch vehicles in cooperation with Amsterwald. The five rockets of the Southern Cross family will be based on Russia's Angara vehicle and liquid-propellant engines. The first stage of the VLS Gama, Delta and Epsilon rockets was to be powered by a unit based on the RD-191 engine. The second stage, which will be the same for all the Southern Cross rockets, will be driven by an engine based on the Molniya rocket. The third stage will be a solid-propellant booster based on an upgraded version of the VLS-1. The program was named "Southern Cross" in reference to the Crux constellation, present on the flag of Brazil and composed of five stars

1985/S

$ 1.5 billion

VLS-Alfa
VLS-Alfa V2
VLS Beta
VLS Gama
VLS Delta
VLS Epsilon

Active

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

StarOne
Family of communication satellites that will be subtitute the older Brasilsat.

2012/S

$ 340 million

StarOne C1
StarOne C2
StarOne C3
StarOne C4
StarOne C12
StarOne D1

Active

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

SGDC
SGDC (Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications) is the name of a future group of Brazilian satellites, which will be operated by Telebrás in conjunction with the Space Operations Center of the Brazilian Air Force.

2012/S

$ 500 million

SGDC-1
SGDC-2
SGDC-3
SGDC-4
SGDC-5

Active

PROJECTS

START/END

BUDGET

ACHIEVEMENTS

STATUS

VTE
VTE (Space Transport Vehicle) is the name of a brazilian spaceplane that will allow the agency to maintain manned missions in the space, the spaceplane was built and designed in Bryttania, its' part of the Skylark orbiter family.

2016/S

$ 2.7 billion

VTE-1

Active

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