Brazilian-Argentine rocket successfully launched
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
After its start had been postponed four times due to bad weather conditions, a research rocket of type "VS-30" took off successfully on Sunday, 16 December from Brazil. During the mission, which lasted nine minutes and 25 seconds, the rocket reached a height of 150 kilometers according to Xinhua, but only 120 km according to Associated Press.
The joint project between Brazil and Argentina was in accordance with a contract from 1998, under which both states contributed with experiments that were transported into space as a workload. The rocket was launched at 9:15 am CET from the spaceport located in Boca do Inferno in the Brazilian state of . 122 kilometers from the launch site, the workload landed in the . After its recovery, the evaluation of the experiments will take place in .
- Yan Liang. "Brazil-Argentina rocket takes off successfully" — , December 17, 2007
- "Brasilien und Argentinien starten nach Fehlversuchen erfolgreich Rakete ins All" — , December 17, 2007 (German)
- Associated Press. "Brazil, Argentina Launch Rocket on Science Mission" — , December, 17, 2007