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1 sgac - space generation advisory council 2 Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, Perú. 3 UPCH - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Abstract : This paper address the past and current efforts of the South American region in the space area. The space activities in the region date back from the beginning of 1967, since then these countries achieved a relative modest capability through their national programs and sometimes international collaboration, with the space activities in the region are led by Brazil and Argentina space programs. In an era where missions explore the solar system and beyond, this paper focus on the participation of a region that is still at the early stages of its space technology development, but has considerably to offer in terms of material, specialized personal, launch sites and energy. In summary, this work perform a historical review of the main achievements in the region, and by analyzing past and present efforts, it projects a trend for the future of space in South America. It is also put in contest current efforts to continue the region integration such as the South American Space Agency proposal.

Author: Bruno Sarli - Marco Cabero - Alejandro Lopez - Josue Cardoso - Diego Jimenez - Avid Roman-Gonzalez - Giancarlo Villena - Natalia



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