Brazilian-Ukrainian joint venture Alcantara Cyclone Space (ACS) is continuing preparations for the 2015 debut of a new variant of the Cyclone rocket from a 30-year-old launch facility on Brazil’s North Atlantic coast. At 2.3 deg. N. Lat., Alcantara is even closer to the equator than Europe’s Guiana Space Center in Kourou, where commercial launch services consortium Arianespace manages missions of Europe’s heavy-lift Ariane 5, Russia’s medium-class Soyuz and Italy’s Vega light ...
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