The Amazon basin has the greatest variety of plant species on Earth and an abundance of animal life, in contrast to the scrublands that border it to the south and east. The project started in May 2012 and will be carried out in the Chilean Andes for a period of two years with a budget of over a million euros, with 50% of the budget coming from the European Space Agency. Excellent timber is furnished by the mahogany and the Amazonian cedar. Este sitio web usa cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y recoger información sobre su navegación. It is the world’s richest and most-varied biological reservoir, containing several million species. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... A stream in the Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador. Amazonas 5 (AMZ5) satellite technical details, its charts, beams and coverage maps (footprints). Hispasat is the operating company for a number of Spanish communications satellites that cover the Americas, Europe and North Africa from orbital positions 30.0° West and 61.0° West. However, some 75,000 fires occurred in the Brazilian Amazon during the first half of 2019 (an increase of 85 percent over 2018), largely due to encouragement from Brazilian Pres. Amazonas 2 ist ein Fernsehsatellit des spanischen Satellitenbetreibers Hispasat.Er stellt vor allem Angebote für Bewohner lateinamerikanischer Länder zur Verfügung. Saturno: Hispasat is coordinating the SATURNO Project (SATellite Universal Redistribution NetwOrk). Amazonas 2 Orbital Slot: 61° West Legend Amazonas 2 Coverage View from Space (Altitude: 6364 mi) N US Dept of State Geographer US Dept of State Geographer Hispasat is the operating company for a number of Spanish communications satellites that cover the Americas, Europe and North Africa from orbital positions 30° west and 61° west. The luxuriant vegetation encompasses a wide variety of trees. Intogener: Hispasat participates in the INTOGENER Project to design a system to more precisely measure the flow of water in mountain watersheds with the objective of making the generation of hydroelectric power more efficient and sustainable. Updates? On 21 February 2012, the press were informed that Telefónica would sell Abertis its shares in Hispasat, and the Spanish government authorized the sale in December 2012. SATURNO is a tractor project, included within the Spanish government's 2010 Plan Avanza for R+D Competitiveness, the plan's main objective is to investigate innovative solutions for content distribution via satellites in the digital home in order to maximise use of existing infrastructure and develop necessary equipment and systems. Brazil holds approximately 60 percent of the Amazon basin within its borders, and some 1,583,000 square miles (4,100,000 square km) of this was covered by forests in 1970.