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Saci 2


Designation n/a
Launch date 11 Dec 1999
Country of origin Brasil
Mission Scientific
Launch vehicle VLS #2
Launch site Alcantara

Built by INPE, costed $2.5 million. The rocket costed $7.5 million

End of life

Out of service 11 Dec 1999
Cause Launcher failed

Technical data


Prime contractor INPE
Mass at launch 80 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 57 cm x 44 cm
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

The satellite carried 4 scientific experiments developed by several Brazilian universities.

It carried a transponder for the collection of environmental data and a payload similar to the one CBERS 1 has. This system would have transmitted UHF signals to small receiver stations.

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