The first Argentine rocket to transport satellites is very close to being a reality

The manufacture of Thunderer IIhe first Argentine rocket that will be able to place satellites in orbit between 500 to 750 kilograms at a distance of up to 600 kilometers from Earth.

In this way, from its start-up, this new rocket entirely national manufacturing It will place Argentina no less than among the 10 countries in the world that dominate the complete space cycle, what it means to have sovereignty in access to space with our own means and from Argentine territory.

According to information, through a statement, from AVENGE -an Argentine public company dedicated to aerospace developments that operate in the Punta Indio Space Center (CEPI) of the National Commission for Space Activities (CONAE)-, has just successfully completed the manufacturing stage of all the necessary components to proceed with the closure of the prototype of the structural tank of the first stage of the Tronador II-250 launcher.

Besides. while in the Teófilo Tabanera Space Center (CETT) that CONAE has in the Cordoba town of cañete skirtwork is being done against the clock both in the manufacturing like in the integration and in the Tests of the Tronador II propulsion systemfor his part, in Punta Indio Space Center (CEPI) -located in the province of Buenos Aires-, is working on the manufacture and integration of the fuselage of the future first Argentine satellite launcher.

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While all the infrastructure necessary for the services of the launch will develop in the Manuel Belgrano Space Center (CEMB) located on land belonging to the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base, Bahía Blanca, province of Buenos Aires, where the launch pad for the Tronador II launcher will be erected, together with the launcher’s final integration area and the satelite what to bring on board

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It should be noted that both the development and manufacturing of the Tronador II forms part of the so-called “Light Payload Satellite Injector Project” (ISCUL) of the “Space Access Program” of the National Commission for Space Activities (CONAE), which, in turn, integrates the National Spatial Plan.

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