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Amazônia-1

Amazônia-1
Mission type Earth Observation
Operator INPE
Mission duration 3 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 500 kilograms (1,100 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date December 2016
Launch site Alcântara
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.4 degrees
Epoch Planned
Main camera
Name Advanced Wide Field Image
Wavelengths VIS-NIR band
Resolution 40 metres (130 ft)

The Amazônia-1 satellite (or SSR-1), scheduled to launch in December 2016,[1] is the first earth observation satellite entirely developed by Brazil.[2]

Operations will be joint with the CBERS-4 satellite.[3]

Instruments

  • Advanced Wide Field Imager (AWFI),[4] 40m resolution camera

Amazônia - 2

The Amazônia - 2 satellite is planned for launch in 2018 to replace its predecessor.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "THE CEOS DATABASE : MISSION SUMMARY - AMAZONIA-1". Database.eohandbook.com. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Amazônia-1 será o primeiro satélite totalmente desenvolvido pelo Brasil" [Amazonia-1 will be the first satellite developed entirely by Brazil] (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Inpe adquire componentes para o satélite Amazônia-1" [INPE acquires components for the satellite Amazonia-1] (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Ceos Database : Instrument Summary - Awfi". Database.eohandbook.com. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Plano Diretor 2011 - 2015". Inpe.br. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
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