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ISRO places Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Amazonia satellite

Mains level : Not Much

The successful launch of Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite by the Indian Space Research Organisation marks a new high point in space cooperation between the two countries.

Note why Amazonia-1 Satellite is distinct in itself. It paves for statement based MCQs.

Amazonia-1 Satellite

  • The Amazônia-1 or SSR- is the first Earth observation satellite entirely developed by Brazil.
  • It is optimized to peer at the cloud-covered region of its namesake, the Amazon forest since it has infrared capabilities that allow it to look at the forest cover regardless of the weather.
  • Brazil plans to use the satellite to “alert deforestation” in the region, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said in an Amazonia 1 mission description.

Significance of the launch

  • This confirms the infinite potential of the India-Brazil partnership to overcome our development challenges through high technology.
  • The launch also marked the first dedicated mission of ISRO’s commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd. (NSIL).

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