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VLS

VLS-1

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
VLS-1 4 × S-43 S-43TM S-40TM S-44
VSISNAV 4 × S-43 S-43TM Dummy Dummy
VLS-Alpha 4 × S-43 S-43TM L-75 -
VLM S-43 S-40TM S-44 S-33
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
VLS-1 380 250 80 - - - -
VLS-Alpha 250 - - - -
VLM 100 67 18 - - - -
Nr TypeNr  Serial     Vehicle         Date              LS         Payload

 6    1    V01        VLS-1           02.11.1997     F  Al VLS     SCD 2A
 8    2    V02        VLS-1           11.12.1999     F  Al VLS     SACI 2
(9)  (3)   V03        VLS-1           22.08.2003     F% Al VLS     SATEC / UNOSAT 1


Planned:

10    1    VSISNAV    VSISNAV         xx.xx.201x  *     Al VLS     SISNAV
11    3    V04        VLS-1           xx.xx.2014        Al VLS     ?


Flight 1:  One Strap-On failed to ignite
Flight 2:  Second Stage failed
Flight 3:  Pre-launch ignition and explosion of one booster, 21 people killed, launch planned NET 25.08.03


Launch sites:

Al  = Alcantara Space Center (CLA), Brazil Brazil