Brazil To Launch Its First Rocket

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@InJersey.com)
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 23:39:02 -0400 (EDT)

Excerpt from my News email list:
   
     BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Carrying a 250 pound satellite into space,
     the first Brazilian-made rocket should be launched in less than a
     month, officials said Tuesday.
     
     The rocket, known as a satellite launching vehicle ``could be
     launched before Nov.10'' from Alcantara, 1,240 miles northeast of
     Brasilia, said Regina Franca, a press officer of Brazil's Space
     Agency.
     
     The rocket will place the SCD-2A satellite in orbit 465 miles above
     the Earth to collect environmental and agricultural data, Franca
     said.
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