Earth Observation Mission News
Solar generator for CBERS 4 satellite shipped to China
09 May 2014
The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) has shipped the solar generator to China for the fourth China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS 4).
The equipment underwent a series of battery tests in the Test and Integration Laboratory (ITL) of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
The solar generator, which weighs 55 pounds and is more than 52 feet long, will be integrated onto the body of the satellite in China. Save for upgraded Earth observation cameras, the satellite has the same format and structure as the CBERS 3, which was lost during a failure of the Chinese Long March 4B rocket last year.
Source: Satellite Today
Image credit: AEB - Solar generator undergoing tests