Uruguay gave its orbit to Venezuela in exchange for 10% of the capacity which has the satellite. The satellite was successfully launched on October 29, 2008, from the Space Center in Xichang, in the People’s Republic of China. What is? It foresees for the future? It says that the launch of a second own satellite aimed at observing the Earth, is scheduled by 2013, according to statements of the Bolivarian Agency for space activities (ABAE). So as the launch of the satellite Simon Bolivar, is the first step in the space area of Venezuela, at the time allowing a breakthrough in personnel training, expected the next Assembly is in the country with Venezuelan human resource director of the Bolivarian Agency for space activities, Rodolfo Navarro, said it would manufacture itself and destined for observation of the Earth. President Hugo Chavez, accompanied by her team of Government and the Bolivian President Evo Morales applauded in Luepa, the placing in orbit of the satellite Simon Bolivar. In his speech, President Chavez named him satellite Socialist because it would fulfil social functions without the commercial interest of the capitalist satellites.
In short although we know that the father of the nation no time, Bolivarian revolutionary in charge of fully identified with the exploits of Simon olivar President Hugo Chavez has located or space given to the immense struggle on this continent, where it will always be present, on this occasion the Government at a height of 36 thousand kilometers in the celestial Vault on one on an orbit ceded by Uruguay. Its signal will be extended from the South of Mexico until the half of the territory of Argentina and Chile Cabe stand as summarized what the journal El Universal Las features official shall provide technology, telemedicine and tele-education for remote villages in Venezuela and other Latin American countries. The Minister of education, Hector Navarro, who was Minister of science and technology, explained that there are high hopes for reach communities thus far with small stations equipped with solar cells, they may receive bilingual education, and He added that educational content in 10 indigenous languages there are. The pilot project will begin with the Indians waraos, who live in the delta of the Orinoco River. Another function of this satellite in which the Government emphasizes is telemedicine, which can help both patients and rural doctors, to be connected with hospitals in other cities.