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Brazil, SA to jointly develop satellite for South Atlantic
May 24, 2013, 8:41 am


[Image courtesy of NASA]

Brazil’s science and technology minister Antonio Raupp has announced that Brazil is holding talks with South Africa to develop an oceanographic satellite with an exclusive focus on the South Atlantic.

The Brazilian minister said that the satellites’ project as others in the space field have the objective of reinforcing “sovereignty” in the region.

This would also break the dependency on data obtained by satellites from other countries operating over the Atlantic, Brazil has asserted.

Argentina and Brazil will also be launching their first two jointly developed scientific satellites for research along the Atlantic coast in a couple of years.

The satellites that will orbit to keep track of the two countries Atlantic coast, will have an estimated weight of 500 kilos each with “a Brazilian structure and an Argentine payload”, explained the minister.

Source: Agencies