Miranda Satellite Photos Published, Showing Venezuelan Rivers

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Caracas, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is showing its progress in aerospace today with the publication by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the first photos of the Orinoco and Caroni Rivers taken from its Francisco de Miranda satellite.

The Miranda satellite is designed to provide high resolution scientific data for environmental, agricultural and industrial planning as well as to assist with health, security and disaster issues.

Launched in September, 2012, Miranda is the second Venezuelan satellite, after its Simon Bolivar satellite, which provides images for exploration and location of natural resources, crop and border monitoring, in addition to its applications for the petroleum industry.

To mark this achievement, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Jorge Arreaza, recalled that ‘the country’s aerospace policy is based on the formation of talent.’

In 2012, 53 Venezuelans were trained in China in aerospace studies, he said.