SpaceX launches the first satellite developed by a Brazilian startup

SpaceX launches the first satellite developed by a Brazilian startup

“This is a milestone for Brazil. It is the first startup in the country to put a satellite into space,” Paulo Barros, director of portfolio management at the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), was quoted as saying in a statement from the agency.

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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Falcon 9 rocket of the private company SpaceX launched Thursday from Cape Canaveral (U.S.), carrying a small satellite developed by the Brazilian startup Pion Labs into orbit.

  • “It is a pocket satellite that we call PocketSat (Picosatellite), and it was developed entirely in Brazil. It is essential for the country to have . . .

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