Chinese-Brazilian satellite CBERS-4 ready to be placed in orbit

22 September 2014

The Chinese-Brazilian satellite CBERS-4 programme is ready to be launched, the coordinator of the Spacial Segment, Brazil’s Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Junior said Saturday in Beijing.

The satellite is the fifth one developed as part of a cooperation agreement between Brazil and China, and the final review of the project, an important step that precedes its launch, was conducted on 18 September.

Experts from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) presented and discussed the results of electrical and environmental tests performed on the new model of the Chinese-Brazilian satellite, which is scheduled to be launched in December.

“Not having identified any major problem, the conclusion of experts from both countries was that the satellite is ready to start its launch campaign,” said António Carlos de Oliveira Junior, according to the Brazilian Space Agency.

The satellite now goes to the satellite launch base in Taoyuan, Shanxi province, 760 kilometres southwest of Beijing, where it is expected to arrive on 16 October. (macauhub/BR/CN)