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Isro to launch first satellite developed entirely by Brazil's space agency

Emirates SkyCargo brings the satellite from Brazil to Chennai

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Once launched into space, it will help monitor the ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest tropical rainforest | Representative Image

T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is set to launch Amazonia-1, the first satellite to have been developed completely in Brazil by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the Latin American nation's apex space research body. 

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has executed a cargo charter to transport Amazonia-1 from Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil to Chennai. This is the first time that Emirates SkyCargo has transported a space satellite from South America.

The earth Observation has been designed, assembled and tested in Brazil and took eight years to be developed. Once launched into space, it will help

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First Published: Dec 30 2020 | 4:34 PM IST

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