Below is an article published day (22/12) on the English site of "Defesanet.com" noting that the Brazilian Geostationary Satellite enters the integration and testing phase.
COBERTURA ESPECIAL - EMBRAER – Technology
Brazilian Geostationary Satellite Enters
the Integration and Testing Phase
December 22, 2015 - 11:05 ( Brasília )
Visiona Tecnologia Espacial, responsible for the integration of the SGDC system (Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications) in Brazil announces the completion of a key program milestone.
On December 14, the mating between the satellite platform and the communication module (payload) was successfully performed, marking the beginning of the integration and testing campaign. The mating was held at Thales Alenia Space facilities, satellite supplier of the SGDC System.
“The program continues to advance as planned and in line for launching the satellite in 2016. In the coming months, the satellite will undergo through a campaign of tests simulating the launch and space environments, as well as functional testing,” said Eduardo Bonini, President of Visiona.
With the SGDC system, Brazil aims to achieve sovereignty in civilian and military strategic communications as well as expanding access to broadband Internet for the entire nation´s territory.
Visiona Tecnologia Espacial S.A. is a company jointly owned by Embraer and Telebras, controlled by Embraer and founded with the initial objective of integrating the Defense and Strategic Communications Geostationary Satellite (SGDC) system of the Brazilian government, which addresses the Federal Government’ satellite communications needs, including the National Broadband Program (PNBL), and a broad spectrum of strategic and defense communications.
Visiona also has the goal of becoming the Brazilian satellite integration company, focusing in provide solutions for the demands of the National Space Activities Program (PNAE/AEB) and the Strategic Space Systems Program (PESE/FAB).
Fonte: Site Defesanet.com - http://www.defesanet.com.br/en/