02 June 2009
ALCANTARA LAUNCHING CENTER AGAIN OPERATIVE
With the launching of an Orion rocket this last Sunday, the Brazilian Alcantara Launching Center, in the Maranhao State, became once again operative, since a catastrophic disaster in 2007.
The Orion rocket, of 5.7 meters got a speed 4,700 kilometers per hour, reached an altitude of 93 kilometers and then fell down to the sea.
The rocket carried a number of instruments and it was an experimental flilght, fruit of a partnership between Brazil and Germany.
We congratulate Brazil for the achievement.