23 November 2018
The sixth satellite jointly built by China and Brazil is scheduled to be launched next year, said space authorities from the two countries.
The Earth-observation satellite - designated CBERS-04A - will operate in a sun-synchronous orbit, always facing the sun 628 kilometers above the Earth's surface. Its cameras will photograph the ground, the China National Space Administration said in a statement. The satellite will be able to produce pictures covering 90 km, with high resolution. It will be capable of transmitting images to ground control in real time, the statement said.
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