- Jan 12, 2020
The Brazilian Air Force has reported that it has successfully completed the first test of the S50 rocket engine. This test, known as Bench Shooting, was carried out in the operating area of Usina Coronel Abner (UCA), in São José dos Campos (SP).
To date, the S50 is the largest rocket engine built in Brazil, using 12 tons of solid fuel. Among other features is the engine envelope, using carbon fiber as one of its alloys, reducing the total weight of the unit.
The tests are of great importance for the Brazilian Space Program, with the aim of achieving control in the cycle of launching charges into space. It goes from the development of the launcher, to the putting into orbit of various payloads, such as satellites. The S50 engine is part of the Micro Satellite Launch Vehicle (VLM-1), handling the first two stages during launch.
La Fuerza Aérea Brasileña ha informado que ha concluido con éxito la primera prueba del motor cohete S50. Esta prueba, denominada como Bench Shooting, fue