Venezuela: China's president Xi Jinping, who is on a four-nation Latin America tour, told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro that China is ready to expand satellite technology transfer to Venezuela.
Further to this, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) signed an agreement with Venezuela for in-orbit delivery of a second remote sensing satellite for the country. CASC subsidiary Great Wall Industry Corporation will be the major contractor of the project.
China had previously launched the VRSS-1remote sensing satellite from northwest China's Gobi desert for Venezuela in 2012. VRSS-1 is Venezuela's first remote sensing satellite and is mainly used for the country's land resource inspections, environmental protection, disaster detection and management, crop yield estimation and city planning.