Argentine companies create a satellite to manage environmental disasters

Aug 10, 2018
Today the Argentinitan Ministry of Science presented a new satellite, the SAOCOM 1A. Three tonnes in weight and with a 10m antennae, the satellite took nearly eight years to build, reported TeleSur. It will aid in the management of agriculture and environmental emergencies by producing images and measuring the levels of moisture in the soil. SAOCOM 1A uses L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), a radar which is used to create two or three-dimensional images of objects.
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