China, Brazil Sign Accord on Space Cooperation


Mr. Sun Laiyan, Administrator of China National Space Administration (CNSA), signed the Protocol Between China National Space Administration of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Brazilian Space Agency of the Government of the Federal Republic of Brazil on the Cooperation in CBERS Continuity, Expansion and Applications with the President of Brazilian Space Agency. The protocol will insure both sides to keep and deepen the cooperation in the field of space application, satellite develop, and so on.

Three China –Brazil Earth Resources Satellites (CBERS) have been launched successfully so far, large amount of observation data has been achieved, which has been widely used in the field of the economic construction in both China and Brazil. Only in China, the amount of the distribution CBERS-02B’s data in 2008 reached more than 240,000.