Latin American Countries Develop Regional Space Agency to Launch Satellites by 2022

Promoted by Mexico and Argentina, ALCE still needs to tackle political, economic, and technical obstacles to get off the ground. Brazilian involvement in the project is doubtful.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Our region will no longer be on the sidelines of major projects such as man's return to the moon in 2024 and the exploitation of Mars with unmanned and manned flights".

This statement was the declaration of intent that the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs released this week to create the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE), an initiative that the country is promoting together with Argentina and which has attracted interest . . .

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