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CBERS 1 and SACI 1 were Brazillion satellites launched by a Long March 4B rocket from Taiyuan Launch Center in central China (PRC) at 11:16 a.m., Beijing time (08:16 UT ?). The 1,540 kg CBERS 1 (China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite) carried three high-resolution cameras to monitor environmental and vegetation conditions in China, Brazil and other countries. (Sometimes CBERS 1 is named as ZY 1 in Chinese reports. It was jointly financed by both governments.)

Alternate Names

  • 25940
  • Shijian 3
  • SJ 3
  • CBERS1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-10-14
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 1540 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (Brazil)
  • China National Space Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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