VS-30 EPL-ME [IAE]
The VS-30 EPL-ME is a Brazilian sounding rocket to test liquid propulsion. It consists of a VS-30 rocket as first stage combined with the EPL-ME (Estágio Propulsivo a Propelente Líquido) liquid fueled upper stage.
Orbital Engineering and IAE manufactured the liquid propellant stage, which uses a combination of ethanol and liquid oxygen. The rocket stands 10.8 m in height and weighs 1.8 t. The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) provided financial support for the project, as well as support for a joint Federal University of Rio Grande North (UFRN) and IAE GPS system.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|VS-30 EPL-ME||S-30||EPL-ME / L-5|
Nr TypeNr Vehicle Serial Date LS Payload
63 1 VS-30 EPL-ME V13 01.09.2014 * Al EPL-ME Launch sites: Al = Alcantara Space Center (CLA), Brazil