RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is about to launch the first Earth observation satellite entirely designed, integrated, tested and operated by the country. The Amazonia-1 will be launched at 1:54 AM (Brasília time) on February 28th on the PSLV-C51 mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
With 6 kilometers of wiring and 14,000 electrical connections, the satellite is part of the Amazon Mission, whose aim is to "supply remote sensing data to observe and monitor deforestation, particularly in the Amazon region," as well as to monitor agriculture in the country.
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