The Proton rocket, that will launch the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft to Mars, is transfered to the pad of the launch complex at the Baikonur spaceport, Kazakhstan, on 11 March 2016. Launch is scheduled for 09:31 GMT on 14 March 2016.
Chinese launch vehicles for human spaceflight projects. From left: Tsien Spaceplane Launcher, 1978; Project 921 Launch Vehicle, 1992; CZ-2F, 1999; CZ-2E(A), 2000. Only the last two were put into full-scale development.
Brazil has the most advanced space program in Latin America, with significant capabilities in launch vehicles, launch sites, and satellite manufacturing. In an attempt to build a Satellite Launch Vehicle -VLS, Brazil has since 1964 developed a series of sounding (research) rockets, named Sonda I, II, III, and IV.