Brazil says ground test of micro-satellite launcher developed with Germany to occur this year

by Peter B. de Selding

ROCHEFORT-EN-TERRE, France — The Brazilian government has pushed back by one year, to 2019, the planned inaugural flight of its Microsatellite Launch Vehicle, VLM-1, being built under a bilateral cooperation agreement with Germany.

In a submission to the United Nations General Assembly as part of the UN's Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which the UN published in November, Brazil said a static test fire of the VLM would occur at the end of 2018.

German-Brazilian cooperation in developing sounding rockets dates . . .

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