VRSS-1 Is Model For Chinese Remote-Sensing Exports

Credit: Cristobal Alvarado Minic
Venezuela's first Earth-observation spacecraft is also China's first export of a high-resolution optical-imaging spacecraft. The 880-kg (1,940-lb.) Venezuelan Remote-Sensing Satellite 1 (VRSS-1) was launched Sept. 29, 2012, on a Chinese Long March 2D rocket (see photo) and now provides land and...

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