TEHRAN (defapress)- Venezuela successfully launched the Antonio Jose de Sucre satellite into orbit from the Jiuquan Launch Center in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu.
News ID: 66252
Publish Date: 09October 2017 - 16:15
The satellite was launched at midnight local time.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said the new satellite will provide a
better tool for monitoring agriculture health, energy food, security,
socio-natural risk management and security, TeleSUR reported.
The highly sophisticated device is equipped with both high
definition and infrared cameras and will monitor regions photographing
particular areas every four days.
Officials believe this feature will be particularly helpful
in controlling criminal activity.
AVN reports say more than 100 young Venezuelans were
involved in its design, structure, and construction.
"It can be properly said that the satellite Sucre is
designed by Venezuelans," said the President ABAE, Camilo Torres.
"Sucre has already perfected a work done by Miranda
over these five years, both for the exploration of mining and the protection of
our frontiers, and to strengthen the work of the Orinoco Mining Arc with more
information and data to clarify better actions in the economic and productive
development of the country," he said, referring to Venezuela’s second
satellite Francisco de Miranda, which was launched in September 2012.
The two platforms will orbit near each other during the
transfer of data and information.
Scientists say Miranda may have at least two years left in
The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the new Antonio
Jose de Sucre satellite"will be
sovereign, independent, and so we will go to the fourth, fifth, sixth satellite
and the development of the highest technology in Venezuela.”
"Venezuela is moving forward. We are being beaten, yes, but
we are moving forward with work, government and defense of the country,” Maduro