China and Brazil to launch two more satellites by 2013

25 November 2008

Beijing, China, 25 Nov – China and Brazil are due to launch two further research satellites into space over the next five years, said the director of the Chinese Space Administration, Sun Laiyan.

The launches are scheduled for 2010 and 2013, Sun Laiyan said, cited Monday by newspaper China Daily.

China and Brazil have had a space cooperation programme for the last 20 years, which is considered the only one of its kind between developing nations.

Since the start of the agreement, the two countries have put three satellites into orbit, entirely built and launched by Chinese and Brazilian experts.

The last in the series, the CBERS-3, was launched last year. (macauhub)