Brazil wants to start building a new satellite with China in six months

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil, Luciana Santos, told Sputnik on the 28th of February that Brazil wants to start building a new Earth Resources Satellite Program (CBERS) satellite with China within six months.

“Our hope is to start building CBERS-6 in the coming months. This is essential to strengthen our Amazon monitoring agencies and carry out climate studies,” said Santos.

CBERS is a Chinese-Brazil technological cooperation program for the production of a series of Earth observation satellites that began on 6th of July, 1988, and culminated in the launch of the CBERS-1 satellite in 1999.

(Source: Sputnik Brazil)