India takeoffs Brazilian satellite, 18 co-passenger others
( MENAFN ) An official statement revealed that India's space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched on Sunday one Brazil satellite and 18 co-passenger satellites from its launching centre in south India's Andhra Pradesh state.
The taking off of vehicle "PSLV-C51" carrying Brazil's primary satellite "Amazonia-1" and 18 other satellites was from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre located in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This satellite would also support the current structure by providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region, and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.
PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of New Space India Limited (NSIL), a central public sector enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Space.
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