Emirates SkyCargo Transports Brazilian-made Satellite Amazonia-1 to India

The satellite took eight years to be developed and, once launched into space, will help monitor the ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest. The satellite is due to be sent to space in February 2021 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the east coast of India.

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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