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ISRO Launches Brazil's Amazonia-1 Satellite, 18 Co-passenger Satellites

BP World Bureau | Feb 28 2021 11:05:39 AM
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SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1, making it its first mission of 2021.

The satellites were launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Amazonia-1 of Brazil was the primary satellite and 18 co-passenger payloads were also launched from the first launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport.

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Along with them, the passengers also included co-passenger satellites Satish Dhawan Sat (SD SAT) from Chennai-based Space Kidz India (SKI).

Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).