Chavez Says China to Launch Second Venezuelan Satellite in 2012
The satellite, which is being built in China, should be in orbit in September or October this year, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza said today in comments broadcast on state television.
“Venezuela entered the space race,” Chavez said in the same broadcast. “One day Venezuela will arrive on Mars but China will do it first.”
The new satellite will be used for defense, health, agriculture and urban planning projects, Arreaza said.
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