Space Technology announced the successful launch of the Brazilian Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC), held at the Guyana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The SGDC should provide coverage of Internet services throughout Brazil’s whole territory, as well as providing a secure and sovereign means for the strategic communications of the Brazilian government.

“The satellite meets or even exceeds the requirements of the Brazilian government and should promote the digital inclusion of millions of Brazilians as well as the security of government communications and the Armed Forces.”, said Eduardo Bonini, president of Visiona, the company responsible for the launching.

“The SGDC inaugurates a new era in the history of telecommunications in Brazil, because now we can take Internet via satellite to 100% of the Brazilian territory, generating social and economic benefits. We will be illuminating Brazil, with broadband internet, generating social and digital inclusion in schools, hospitals, health posts and, above all, increasing the competitiveness of Brazil,” said Antonio Loss, President of Telebras.