Weighing only 9.7 kg (21.3 lb.) and measuring about the size of a briefcase, the full-scale model of the Visiona VCUB1 nanosatellite does not make much of an impression hanging from the ceiling of a Latin American Aerospace and Defense exhibit booth in Rio de Janeiro.   But its diminutive size understates its significance to Visiona—the eight-year-old joint venture by Embraer and Telebras—and to Brazil’s national space program.   As the selected host of many of ...


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