The Brazilian government is planning to purchase a second satellite for military and civil communications. Brazilian Air Force Executive Vice President Maj. Gen. José Vagner Vital, said the nation’s military wants to have a backup for the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite, SGDC-1.
An international space venture called Satellogic says it will have 90 satellites launched by a Chinese company to create an Earth-observing constellation. The first launch by the China Great Wall Industry Corp. under the newly announced deal, scheduled for later this year, will deliver 13 satellites to low Earth orbit on China’s Long March 6 rocket, Satellogic announced in a news release.
Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country’s economy.
The Falkland Islands have been advised by British Forces Broadcasting Services, that during April a series of sun outages which will cause disruption to satellite dish reception across the Falklands.
The ARSAT-1 is Argentina first domestically designed and developed geostationary communications satellite, and its construction and successful launching, on Thursday, was defined by the government as historic.
Argentina and Brazil will be launching their first two jointly developed scientific satellites for research along the Atlantic coast in a couple of years, according to Brazil’s Science and Technology minister Antonio Raupp.
The joint Argentine/US satellite Aquarius/SAC-D (Satellite de Aplicaciones Cientaficas) mission was successfully launched Friday from Vandenberg military air base in California. Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the Argentines “on this day should feel happy and proud”.
Scientists are launching an international mission to measure salt levels at the surface of the ocean. A rocket carrying an Argentine-built spacecraft is set to lift off Thursday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast.
The Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) and the Chinese Great Wall Industry Corporation signed a commercial contract for the construction and launching of the first Bolivian telecommunications satellite, which has been baptized Tupac Katari.