Brazil and China prepare to launch satellite to monitor Amazon

December 9, 2013 12:44 PM

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Rio de Janeiro, Dec 8 (EFE).- CBERS-3, the satellite that China and Brazil will launch into orbit this week, has new and modern remote monitoring cameras capable of significantly improving scientists' ability to chart the deforestation of the Amazon, the world's largest tropical forest.

The fourth in the series of satellites developed and sent into space by the two countries as part of the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite, or CBERS, program will be launched on Monday.

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