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CBERS (China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite) is a Sino-Brazilian remote sensing satellite that was launched by a Long March 4B rocket from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center is Shanxi province on 21 October 2003. The 1.6 tonne satellite will collect data relevant to environment, agriculture, urban planning and water pollution, under Chinese control for 18 months, and later under Brazilian control during the remaining lifetime (of six or more months).

Alternate Names

  • 28057
  • China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-10-21
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Brazil)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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