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Mission type Earth Observation
Operator INPE
Mission duration 3 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 500 kilograms (1,100 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date December 2016
Launch site Alcântara
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Perigee 900 kilometres (560 mi)
Apogee 900 kilometres (560 mi)
Inclination 98.4 degrees
Period 100 minutes
Epoch Planned
Main camera
Name Advanced Wide Field Image
Wavelengths VIS-NIR band
Resolution 40 metres (130 ft)

The Amazônia-1 satellite (or SSR-1), scheduled to launch in December 2016,[1] is the first earth observation satellite entirely developed by Brazil.[2]

Operations will be joint with the CBERS-4 satellite.[3]


  • Advanced Wide Field Imager (AWFI),[4] 40m resolution camera

Amazônia - 2[edit]

The Amazônia - 2 satellite is planned for launch in 2018 to replace its predecessor.[5]

See also[edit]