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UNASUR wants South American space agency

Brazil: Defence ministers of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) agreed to set up a South American space agency during a meeting of the Defence Council UNASUR. The ministers also agreed to commission a working group for the design, development and joint production of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs).

Argentina’s Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli said, “We have the example of the European Union, which has a space agency. We want to converge our efforts to reduce costs and improve the chances of access to space, and enhance our capabilities.”

The South American Defence Council of UNASUR comprises of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Source: GSDI Newsletter