Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector

Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country's economy. A man walks past a scaled-down replica of the SAOCOM 1-A/B satellite on display at Argentina's space agency CONAE in Buenos Aires, Argentina September 20, 2018.

Original published: 2018-09-21 23:01:01 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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