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Sino-Brazilian Earth Observation Satellite

Third 02B satellite successfully launched by China

China launched the third Earth resources satellite co-developed with Brazil on 19 Sept. 2007 and the two nations will jointly develop two more satellites. The satellite, named 02B, was launched on a Chinese Long March-4B carrier rocket which blasted off at 11:26 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China ‘s Shanxi Province . The satellite separated from the rocket 12 minutes after lift-off, entering its preset sun-synchronous orbit, at a perigee of 738 kilometers and an apogee of 750 kilometers. The satellite can collect information through high definition cameras.

Source: SpaceDaily