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S-40 family

Sonda-4

VS-40

VLS-1

Version Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Sonda-4 S-40 S-30 - -
VS-40 S-40TM S-44 - -
VS-40M S-40M S-44 - -
VS-43 S-43 S-44 - -
VLS-1 4 × S-43 S-43TM S-40TM S-44
VSISNAV 4 × S-43 S-43TM Dummy Dummy
VLM S-43 S-40TM S-44 S-33
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
VLS-1 380 250 80 - - - -
VLM 100 67 18 - - - -
Nr TypeNr  Serial     Vehicle         Date              LS         Payload

 1    1    PT-01      Sonda-4         21.11.1984  *     BdI LC-6   ?
 2    2    PT-02      Sonda-4         19.11.1985  *     BdI LC-6   GL A40.401 (HARP)
 3    3    PT-03      Sonda-4         08.10.1987  *  F  BdI LC-6   ?
 4    4    PT-04      Sonda-4         28.04.1989  *     BdI LC-6   ?
 5    1    PT-01      VS-40           02.04.1993  *     Al         R&D (Operação Santa Maria)
 6    1    V01        VLS-1           02.11.1997  *  F  Al VLS     SCD 2A
 7    2    PT-02      VS-40           21.03.1998  *     Al         VAP-1 (Operação Livramento)
 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
 9    1               VS-40M          22.06.2012  *     And U3     SHEFEX 2
10    2    V03        VS-40M          13.11.2015  *  F  Al         SARA-Suborbital 1 (Operação São Lourenço)
 

Planned:

 x    x    Vxx        VS-40M          xx.xx.2018  *     Wo         HIFiRE 8
 x    x    Vxx        VS-40M          xx.xx.201x  *     ?          SARA-Suborbital 2


Failures:

Flight 3:    ?
Flight 6:    One Strap-On failed to ignite
Flight 8:    Second Stage failed
Flight (9):  Pre-launch ignition and explosion of one booster, 21 people killed, launch was planned NET 25.08.2003
Flight 10:   Exploded on lift-off


Launch sites:

Al  = Alcantara Space Center (CLA), Brazil Brazil
And = Andøya Space Center (Andøya Rocket Range), Andøya, Nordland, Norway Norway
BdI = Centro de Lancamento da Barreira do Inferno (CLBI), Natal, Rio Grande N, Brazil Brazil
Wo  = Woomera Instrumented Range, Woomera, South Australia, Australia Australia