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Colombia to launch first EO satellite in 2014

Colombia: The Colombian Air Force (FAC) announced that the country will launch its first Earth Observation (EO) satellite in 2014. The EO satellite will be capable of providing correct and timely information to prevent all types of natural disasters.

The inspector general of the Colombian Air Force, Major General Juan Carlos Ramirez Mejia said, “Colombia will enter the space age, in order to address all environmental issues and catch up with the new developments that prevail in the modern world.”

Mejia further said that the information provided by the satellite will lead to better performance in implementing infrastructure projects, environmental management, ocean management and several others.

Source: elColombiano