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Saocom’s project places local science and industry at the forefront

The launch of the Saocom 1B satellite, a twin of its predecessor, 1A, in orbit since October 2018, was scheduled for March 30. Like so many things that the coronavirus pandemic delayed, the launch of Saocom 1B aboard the rocket SpaceX's Falcon 9 was postponed, and will finally materialize next Saturday. For Argentina, the leap into these devices constitutes a true milestone in terms of science and development, since the Synthetic Aperture Radar technology was totally unknown.

The launch of the Saocom 1B satellite, a twin of its predecessor, 1A, in orbit since October 2018, was scheduled for March 30. Like so many things that the coronavirus pandemic delayed, the launch of Saocom 1B aboard the rocket SpaceX's Falcon 9 was also postponed, although the CONAE (National Commission for Space Activities) has already confirmed the new date for takeoff: next Saturday, July 25. Then the period of maneuvers will begin to place it in its orbital position, which can take two up to three months.

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