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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline has successfully executed a cargo charter to transport the Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 from São José dos Campos, Brazil to Chennai, India. This is the first time that Emirates SkyCargo has transported a space satellite from South America.

Amazonia-1 is the first satellite to have been developed completely in Brazil by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil’s leading entity dedicated to space research and exploration.

The satellite took eight years to be developed and, once launched into space, will help monitor the ecosystem . . .

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