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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Amazonia-1 satellite, the first Earth observation satellite designed, built, tested and operated in Brazil, will be launched on February 28th, at 1:54 AM (Brasília time).

The Amazonia-1 will be launched on the PSLV-C51 mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), at 10:24 AM (Indian time).

The satellite is part of the so-called Amazon Mission, which aims to provide remote sensing data to observe and monitor deforestation, particularly in the Amazon region. The mission will also monitor agriculture across the country with a high rate of revisits, aiming . . .

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