Venezuela to Launch Earth Observation Satellite”Sucre” in 36 Months

Venezuela to Launch Earth Observation Satellite”Sucre” in 36 Months

VenezuelaIn recent news by Shanghai Daily, the manufacturing and launching of Venezuela’s third earth observation or remote sensing satellite will take some 36 months with the help of Chinese technology, said the country’s head of planning and information.

The satellite which was named after the independence hero Antonio Joe de Sucre.
The satellite will support such strategic areas as health, energy, food security, border surveillance and agricultural planning.

Minister of Science and Technology Manuel Fernandez also said the satellite is aimed at expanding the nation’s capacity of planning and research..

“The Sucre satellite will have a camera with higher definition images which can be taken up to one meter from the surface. It will have greater transmission capacity, memory storage and new generation batteries that will give more power to the satellite,” he said.

In the presence of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, Venezuela signed an agreement with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) to manufacture the satellite.

Venezuela’s first satellite, was a telecom satellite named after independence leader Simon Bolivar and was launched from China in 2008.

Venezuela’s second satellite, was a remote sensing satellite which was named after independence hero Francisco Miranda, launched from China in 2012.

Source: Shanghai Daily

Categories: Remote Sensing

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