Eduardo Bonini, chief executive of Visiona of Brazil, says the Brazilian government needs a coordinated space program to take full advantage of the technology transfer from Thales Alenia Space that was part of the contract to build the large SGDC telecommunications satellite. Credit: Visiona

 

RIO DE JANEIRO — The big question hanging over Brazil’s Visiona Tecnologia Espacial has always been: What’s next after the 2-billion-real ($614-million) SGDC civil/military telecommunications project? Four years after the company was created, the answer remains unchanged: No one knows.

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