Brasilia, Dec 9.- The China-Brazilian CBERS-3 satellite did not enter the expected orbit today, launched from Taiyuan base, in the Shanxi province, reported here the National Space Research Institute (NSRI).
The space craft, fourth manufactured within the China-Brazilian Satellite Program of Remote Surveillance, was programmed to watch, photograph and monitor agricultural, deforestation of forests, changes of vegetation, water resources and urban growth activities.
One problem with the rocket carrying the CBERS-3 gave way that it did not enter into orbit and crashed into the earth, revealed a communiqué of INPE.
According to the Brazilian institute, experts from the two countries evaluate the causes for the failure and possible drop point of the apparatus, equipped with last-technology observation cameras.
The CBERS-3 was going to replace in its functions another satellite, out of orbit since three years ago.
With two decades of being founded, the China-Brazilian cooperation program launched the CBERS-1, CBERS-2 and CBERS-2B without problems. (Prensa Latina)