Located on Brazil’s northern Atlantic coast, in the state of Maranhão. It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force (Comando da Aeronáutica). The CLA is the closest launching base to the equator. This gives the launch site a significant advantage in launching geosynchronous satellites.

The Alcântara base is close to the equator, so the fuel consumption for launching satellites is lower compared to bases that are at higher latitudes / Image source

Construction of the base began in 1982. The first launch occurred on February 21, 1990, when the sounding rocket Sonda 2 XV-53 was launched.

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