The launch of the Amazonia-1 satellite took place from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh.
February 28, 2021: Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on the smooth and successful launch of the Amazonia-1 satellite. Brazil has become the first South-American country to launch its first satellite from India.
Brazil’s satellite named Amazonia-1 was launched with the help of PSLV-C51. Modi took to Twitter and congratulated the Brazil country and its scientist who worked hard for creating this satellite.
With the help of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Brazillian satellite, Amazonia-1 was launched. The satellite was launched on PSLV C51 along with other 18 satellites.
“Today is a very great day for the entire Isro team and the PSLV-C51 is a special mission for India. Let me congratulate and compliment the team Isro for achieving the precise injection of Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites,” Isro chairman K Sivan said while announcing the missing successful, according to news agency PTI.
Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh witnessed this launch in presence of ISRO’s chairman K Sivan. The size of the satellite is 637-kg and it is an earth observation satellite.
It will monitor the deforestation in the Amazon region along with a deep analysis of farming across Brazilian territory.