1. Home
  2. / Science and Technology
  3. / Brazil and China seal a strategic partnership for significant advances in the space sector, including satellite maintenance and construction of an innovative radio telescope
reading time 2 min read Comments 0 comments

Brazil and China seal a strategic partnership for significant advances in the space sector, including satellite maintenance and construction of an innovative radio telescope

Written by Rafaela Fabris
Published 27/05/2024 às 16:22
Brazil and China seal a strategic partnership for significant advances in the space sector, including satellite maintenance and construction of an innovative radio telescope
Launch of CBERS-4A Photo: SciNews/Disclosure

Brazil and China sign a strategic space agreement, strengthening three-decade cooperation and driving technological advances with new innovative projects.

Last week, Brazil and China signed a crucial agreement aimed at sector development space. This partnership was formalized through the Brazilian Space Agency and the Chinese National Space Administration. The agreement aims, among other intentions, to maintain and expand the earth resources satellite program, known by the acronym CBERS (China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite).

The CBERS program, a long-standing collaboration between Brazil and China, is essential for Earth observation, providing high-resolution images that are vital for numerous studies and applications. Cooperation between the two countries promises to further boost the Brazilian space sector, contributing significantly to its ambitions in space conquest.

Brazil and China have more than 30 years of collaboration in the space sector

In addition to CBERS, the agreement also includes the BINGO radio telescope project, to be built in Paraíba, Northeast region of Brazil. This telescope will make it possible to measure the impact of dark energy on the evolution of the universe through neutral hydrogen radiation, making it possible to observe the distribution of galaxies. BINGO will also detect fast radio bursts, an astrophysical phenomenon whose nature is still unknown.

Brazil and China have more than 30 years of collaboration in the space sector, resulting in multiple benefits and technological advances. This new agreement further strengthens ties between the two countries and promises to open new borders in space exploration.

BINGO radio telescope will be installed in the city of Aguiar, in Paraíba

Regarding BINGO, the project's researchers have already published news about this powerful equipment, which will observe parts of the universe currently invisible to us. Although it is Brazilian, much of the financing comes from abroad, especially from China, which has already invested around 30 million reais in the project.

The BINGO radio telescope will be installed in the city of Aguiar, in Paraíba. Recently, researchers published articles detailing the equipment, which, despite its official name Berrion, is affectionately nicknamed BINGO. This will be the first Brazilian telescope to capture baryonic acoustic oscillations and fast radio bursts, enabling studies on dark matter and dark energy. According to professor Élcio Falcão, from the USP Physics Institute, dark matter works as a “glue” in the cosmos, while dark energy remains an abstract and little understood concept.

Register
Notify
guest
❗❗❗Log in so you can post links, photos, connect with people and more. Your profile can be seen by more than 1 million users every day😉
0 Comments
Feedbacks
View all comments
Rafaela Fabris

Talks about innovation, renewable energy, oil and gas. Updates daily on opportunities in the Brazilian job market.

Share across apps
0
We would love your opinion on this subject, comment!x
()
x