Argentina’s Space Program Sets Its Sights on Indigenous Launch Capabilities

The SAC-D Aquarius satellite developed by the Argentine space agency, CONAE, Rio Negro, Argentina, April 12, 2010 (Argentine Foregin Ministry photo).
The SAC-D Aquarius satellite developed by the Argentine space agency, CONAE, Rio Negro, Argentina, April 12, 2010 (Argentine Foregin Ministry photo).
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Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on a range of countries’ space priorities and programs. According to reports last month, Argentina is planning to increase its annual space program budget to $180 million through 2027 in order to develop and launch low-orbit satellites used for earth observation. In an email interview, Pablo de León, an associate professor in the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota, discusses Argentina’s space program. WPR: What are Argentina’s space capabilities, in terms of its domestic public and private space-industrial complex, and who are its major international […]

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