By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A sixth satellite developed in a joint venture by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil and the China Academy of Space Technology (Cast) is undergoing testing and is scheduled to be launched in 2019.

The satellite, Cbers-4A, will help to monitor deforestation, fires and expansion of agriculture and cities in, among other locations, the Amazon region, where deforestation is said to be on the rise again.

According to research NGO Imazon (Human and Environment Institute of the Amazon) Brazil registered in 2017 the greatest number of . . .

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