The launch will take place on February 28 at 10:24 a.m. local time in India and 01:54 a.m. in Brazil. The assembly, integration and test activities (AIT) of the Amazonia-1 satellite were carried out in the integration and test laboratory (LIT) of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in So Jos Campos / SP. After the AIT activities, the satellite service and payload modules were separated, packed in their containers and transported to the launch sites in Sriharikota, India.
The containers with the satellite and its equipment were brought to the satellite preparation building of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), where they were opened and the technicians checked for their contents. The test equipment and mechanical and electrical support were then assembled in both the integration room (clean area) and the satellite control room.
The modules were docked in the ISRO facilities and the satellite was integrated into the separation system of the PSLV-C51 launcher. Amazonia 1 is the first Earth observation satellite fully designed, integrated, tested and operated by Brazil, which is currently participating in a binational project with China (CBERS). (Javier Bonilla)
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