Mexico and United Kingdom enhance its spatial collaboration

Mexico and United Kingdom enhance its spatial collaboration


The Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and the UK Space Agency (UKSA) encourage the development of satellites in Mexico and its various applications involving Mexican experts.

During the recent visit to Mexico of British Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, head of the mission of strengthening bilateral ties of cooperation and economic exchange between the two States, the director general of the AEM, Javier Mendieta Jiménez pointed out the convenience that all nations in the globalized world to carry out strategic alliances to benefit this sector.

In the meeting that brought Mexican officials with industry representatives in the space sector in UK, Javier Mendieta, who moderated the discussion, highlighted that cases such as the European Space Agency itself (ESA) are the best example of international space partnerships with progress in various areas such as the implementation of spatial infrastructure required in Mexico.

The general director of AEM explained that the spatial collaboration between Mexico and United Kingdom will be vital for the promotion of constellations of several satellites, necessary for tasks of national security and protection of the population against natural and weather events, education and medical satellite, early detection of oil leaks and telecommunications.

This meeting is a result of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between AEM and UKSA in May 2013, in which both spatial institutions undertake to jointly identify suitable projects of common interest that can be made ​​and supported by their respective nations.

Source: AEM