The Korean Hanbit-TLV will be the first satellite launcher from a private company to be sent into space. The launch will take place from the Alcántara Center, in Maranhao.
The satellite launcher that the South Korean company innospace plans to launch into space this month, from a space base in the amazonis already in Brazil.
It is about Hanbit-TLV Koreana rocket hybrid engines 16.3 meters high, 9.2 tons heavy and one meter in diameter.
It will be the first satellite launcher from a private company to be sent to the United States room of the Alcántara Launch Center (CLA), the Brazilian space base in the state Maranhao.
Their launch “It assumes one unprecedented moment in the history of Brazilian space programsaid the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaroin their social networks.
Innospace is a South Korean start-up that produces small satellite-launching rockets, such as the Hanbit, and plans to use the Brazilian base as a platform to send satellites on command from different countries.
The launch will be a suborbital test flight to validate the Hanbit’s engine, which has the capacity to Payload from until 50kg.
During its test flight, the rocket will climb to an altitude of 100 kilometers and fall into the open sea of the Atlantic Ocean, without entering orbit.
Besides Innospace, there is another company that plans to use the Brazilian base to launch satellites Canadian C6 launch systems. The first flight is scheduled for next year.
The virgin jobfrom millionaire richard bransonalso received approval from the Brazilian government to use the 1.6-mile runway on Alcántara to launch its aircraft.
Visiting Brazil, in May 2022, the American magnate Elon Musk He also expressed interest in using the Brazilian base to launch his company’s missiles. SpaceX.
The Alcántara Launch Center is located close to the Atlantic Ocean and in a sparsely populated Amazon region, a few kilometers from the equator.
Given the circumstances, it could offer great benefits to anyone interested in placing satellites in space.
For now, Brazil has no plans to resume its project to develop a national missile that it can offer commercially as a satellite launcher.