Partnership between AEB and SANSA will strengthen space activities in Brazil and South Africa

The approach of the two agencies also aims at collaborating with universities and companies operating in the space segment
Publicado em 17/11/2020 15h10

The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), an autonomous government agency linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI), participated today (16) in a virtual ceremony with the National Space Agency of South Africa (SANSA). On the occasion, representatives of the two agencies signed a cooperation agreement on space activities for peaceful purposes.

The agreement was signed by signing a Memorandum of Understanding, which is the consolidation of the interest in working together and reflects the growing desire of Brazil and South Africa to expand the partnership in the space sector.

In addition to signing the agreement, the representatives of AEB and SANSA held a working meeting to discuss the first steps of bilateral cooperation, envisioning opportunities for partnership on topics such as CubeSats, space educational programs, Space Climate and Earth Observation.


The National Space Agency of South Africa (SANSA) was created in December 2010, but South Africa's involvement in space research and activities began many decades earlier. SANSA was created to promote the use of space and strengthen cooperation in space activities and, at the same time as promoting space science research, its principles are to develop human capital and support industrial development in space technologies in southern Africa.

Much of the work developed by SANSA involves monitoring the Earth and the environment, through the use of collected data, which aim to ensure navigation, telecommunications services and weather forecasting, so that they work as intended.

About AEB

The Brazilian Space Agency is an autonomous government agency linked to the MCTI, responsible for formulating, coordinating, and executing the Brazilian Space Policy. Since its creation, on February 10, 1994, the Agency has worked to make the efforts of the Brazilian State to promote the well-being of society via the sovereign employment of the space sector.

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