Venezuela advances the first factory of small sa ...

Venezuela advances the first factory of small sa …

January 27, 2015

Venezuela will have, for the first time in its history, a factory of small satellites designed with national labor, a fact that will materialize at the end of this year, when the Center for Space Research and Development (CIDE) is inaugurated in the city. from Puerto Cabello, Carabobo state, according to a press release from the Ministry of Popular Power for University Education, Science and Technology.

The factory is a direct result of the cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and Venezuela, and is conceived for the design, assembly, integration and verification of small satellites, up to one ton. It will have the capacity to produce low-orbit satellites, similar to the Miranda, to be used in physical-territorial observation and scientific research missions.

CIDE’s vision is to generate its own space technology, fostering scientific networks integrated into the space sector and industrial development, and taking advantage of the technology transfer offered by bilateral agreements with the Asian country, and will also favor research in cross-cutting areas such as materials science. , electronics, chemistry, telecommunications, education, computing, geomatics and geophysics; and in technologies for the study and use of natural resources, improvement of agriculture, risk systems, zoning of vulnerable areas and protection of the environment.

The Research Center will be made up of a general research laboratory and a specialized technological research laboratory, and will have a test center for the general assembly and testing of telecommunications equipment.

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