The president of Brazil met this week with Chinese leaders in Beijing. One outcome of the visit was the announcement of the launch of the fourth China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) by 2011. The two countries have collaborated on these satellites since 1999, with the third satellite launched into orbit in 2007.
Another outcome of their discussions was the announcement that imagery from CBERS-02B would be shared with Africa. This is the first time that China is sharing processed information with another country.