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Open Cosmos satellite to gather crucial agricultural data for Andalucía set to launch in 2023

By GeoConnexion - 14th April 2023 - 14:39

A satellite designed and built by Open Cosmos to gather and monitor crucial agriculture data for Andalucía has passed three milestone reviews and is on track to launch this year. The new satellite has been commissioned by the Junta de Andalucia through the Andalusian Agricultural and Fisheries Management Agency (AGAPA), co-financing by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) in the framework of the SmartFood project. SmartFood is one of the projects led by LifeWatch ERIC, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists to support society in addressing key planetary challenges. The satellite will monitor the effects of farming on the territory and its natural resources, to inform future policies on preserving the environment and enabling sustainable farming in the region.

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