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On May 26, 2011, CGWIC and Ministry of People's Power of Science and Technology and Intermediate Industries of Venezuela (MPPCTII) signed a Contract for VRSS-1 Satellite Program. The VRSS-1 satellite is manufactured on the basis of CAST 2000 satellite platform, it was successfully launched by LM-2D launch vehicle on September 29, 2012, and was delivered in orbit to Ministry of People's Power of Science and Technology and Intermediate Industries of Venezuela on February 6, 2013. VRSS-1 program is the first in-orbit delivered remote sensing satellite program contracted with the international client.
The VSRR-2 is the 3rd satellite which china delivered for Venezuela, following the delivery of Venezuela's 1st Communications Satellite (Venesat-1) in 2008 and the 1st Venezuelan Remote Sensing Satellite (VSRR-1) in 2012.
China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), as the prime contractor of VSRR-2 project, have worked with its subcontractors to complete the works of design, development, testing and in-orbit delivery of the VSRR-2, and to upgrades its ground monitoring, reception, data processing and distribution systems.
The satellite is manufactured on the basis of CAST 2000 satellite platform; it was successfully launched by LM-2D launch vehicle on October 9th 2017 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, and was delivered in orbit to the client on March 2018.