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Amazônia 1, 1B (SSR 1, 1B)

Amazônia 1, 1B [INPE]

Amazônia 1 and 1B, formerly designated SSR (Satélite de Sensoriamento Remoto), will be the first satellites of land resources entirely developed by Brazil.

Originally the SSR satellites were to be 230 kg class satellites to be launched on VLS-1 rocket, but during the long development process, they became larger, modular satellites. They will use the Multimission Platform – MMP, a medium-size platform, which was also developed by INPE and other Brazilian industries as a part of the National Programme of Spatial Activities (PNAE), co-ordinated by the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB).

The Amazonia-1 will carry an optical instrument called AWFI, operating in the visible and near infrared band, with a spatial resolution of 40 meters and a swath of around 780 kilometers.

Besides that, an agreement signed between Brazil, represented by INPE, and the United Kingdom by Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), will permit to include the English Camera RALCAM-3, with resolution order of 10 m, which will complement the image collected by AWFI.

Launch of Amazônia 1 is now after several delays expected no earlier than 2018.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: INPE
Contractors: INPE
Equipment: AWFI, RALCAM-3
Configuration: Plataforma Multimissão (MMP)
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 290 kg
Orbit: 778 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Amazônia 1 (SSR 1) - 2018
Amazônia 1B (SSR 1b) - 201x

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