Unsuccessful launch of Brazilian VLS-1

Allen Thomson (thomsona@netcom.com)
Sun, 2 Nov 1997 08:08:40 -0800 (PST)


   BRASILIA, Nov 2 (AFP) - Brazil destroyed the satellite  
   deployment rocket it had successfully launched just 150 seconds 
   earlier from its space center at Alcantar early Sunday, officials    
   The announcement of the destruction was made by engineers from  
   the Brazilian Space Agency on the Globo television network.