Solar continuous-duty motor in Sao Jose do Campos laboratory. Photo: AEB
[Via Satellite 05-09-2014] The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) has shipped the solar powered generator of China for the fourth China-Brazil This planet Resources Satellite (CBERS 4). The kit underwent a series of battery tests from the Test and Integration Laboratory (ITL) inside National Institute for Space Get to know (INPE) in São José de Campos, Brazil.
The solar generator, of which weighs 55 pounds and is throughout 52 feet long, will be added onto the body of the satellite when it comes to China. Save for upgraded This planet observation cameras, the satellite gets the same format and structure of the CBERS 3, which was lost at a failure of the Chinese Long 1st 4B rocket last year.
CBERS4 has always been scheduled to be fully manufactured in Sept. 2010 and will be transported to the Chinese start up base in the Sanxi province when it comes to October. The satellite will be used to read images of agriculture, forests effectively environmental interests.