Earth Observation Mission News
Brazil and China to launch sixth Earth observation satellite
28 October 2019
The sixth remote observation satellite developed in partnership between Brazil and China will be launched into space and put into orbit on 17 December, the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said in a statement issued in São José dos Campos.
The CBERS-4A satellite has been assembled in Brazil and since May has been tested at the Chinese Academy of Space Technology Laboratory and is expected to be launched into space by a Chinese rocket from Taiyuan Base, about 500 kilometres north of Beijing, according to INPE.
Image credit: INPE - CBERS-4A