Argentina performs poorly on land, but is conquering space – thanks to world-renowned companies

The country is a highly respected global player: it is one of the 10 nations with the capacity to build a satellite from scratch, a business that represented US$385billion in 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The satellite exploration market is booming. Since 2010, 280 satellites per year have been launched worldwide, and the trend for the next decade is to triple.

The boom started with the Lusat-1 in 1990. CONAE told iProUP that several Earth observation missions were carried out to "generate adequate and timely spatial information about the continental and maritime territory, obtain data and images useful for agriculture, hydrology, environment, and management of natural and anthropic emergencies."

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