Launch of Amazonia-1 Satellite
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & Tech; Space
- The ISRO recently launched Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil and 18 Co-passenger satellites through PSLV-C51 rocket.
- PSLV-C51 is the 53rd mission of PSLV.
- Amazonia-1 is the primary satellite of the launch.
- PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
- NSIL is a Government of India company under Department of Space.
- Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
- This satellite would provide remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.