Green Light for BRICS Satellite Amid Space Arms Race Fears

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Below is a news posted on the Spaceflight website, noting that the Green Light was given to the BRICS Satellite amid space fears in the Arms Race.

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Green Light for BRICS Satellite Amid Space Arms Race Fears

By Staff Writers
New Delhi (Sputnik) Dec 06, 2019
Source: RIA Novosti

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The plan was first mooted by China to improve co-operation around natural disasters. But it took shape later when BRICS space agencies agreed to build a "virtual constellation of remote sensing satellites".

The Indian space ministry has indicated major progress in terms of establishing a BRICS satellite for various applications including natural resources management and disaster management.

The five-nation group of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) plans to share crucial data under a "virtual constellation of remote sensing satellites" which is made up of satellites contributed by BRICS space agencies.

"Progress has been made in technical discussions to realise a virtual constellation of remote sensing satellites, as part of the BRICS Programme," said Minister of State for Space Jitendra Singh in parliament on Thursday.

The BRICS represents 43 percent of the world's population, 30 percent of gross domestic product and 17 percent of global trade and they have been trying to enhance co-operation in different fields, including space.

Currently, only Brazil, Russia, India and China have remote-sensing satellites in the sun-synchronous orbit, and they will provide data to South Africa, which does not have a satellite of its own.

"Technical aspects with respect to identifying the satellites and the ground stations for the initial virtual constellation were discussed by the Space Agencies," the minister added, indicating that the discussion already reached an advanced stage.

During the 11th BRICS Summit in Brasilia in November 2019, the leaders of the five countries also noted progress towards developing a remote sensing satellite.

The five leaders made it clear that an arms race in space was of great concern to them and called for a legally-binding pact that would prevent placing weapons in space.

They said a multinational agreement was needed to "fill the gap in the international legal regime applicable to outer space, including on the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space".


Source: Website Spaceflight - http://www.spacedaily.com 

Comentário: Será mesmo leitor que dessa vez sairá mesmo um projeto de satélites (constelação) dentro do BRICS? A primeira tentativa ainda na época do governo do meliante LULA não resultou em nada, há não ser nas viagens de pesquisadores do INPE para Índia e sabe-se lá pra mais onde, enfim... tá aí a notícia e agradecemos ao leitor Volnei Alves pelo envio da mesma.

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  1. Caro Duda,

    Só vejo parceria de verdade com a Índia e a África do Sul - contexto IBAS. Por maior proximidade cultural. China e Rússia buscam outras oportunidades aqui no Brasil, especialmente a Rússia, que não casam exatamente com os interesses nacionais.

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  2. IBAS era realmente um grupo muito bom, mas essa política de cooperação sul-sul foi deixada de lado infelizmente.
    Mais ainda que o IBAS é a parceria com a China no CBERS. é incrível, mas a China é a maior parceira do Brasil em assuntos espaciais no momento. Que coisa não?

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  3. IBAS ainda existe, visto não ter sido desfeito. O realinhamento, necessário, da diplomacia atual não descarta outras possibilidades. Vide os recentes entendimentos diplomáticos com a China.

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