AEB and MCTI Hold First Meeting of Integrated Development Commission for Alcântara Space Center

Alcantara Space Center

BRASILIA (AEB PR) — The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovations, Marcos Pontes, the President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Carlos Moura conducted, on Wednesday (09/02), the first Meeting of the Integrated Development Commission for the Alcântara Space Center (CDI-CEA).

Also participating in the meeting were the Director of Space Policy and Strategic Investments of AEB, Cristiano Trein, and representatives of the Ministry of Defense (MD), the Ministry of Infrastructure (Minfra), the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR), the Security Office Institutional of the Presidency of the Republic (GSI / PR), of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic (SGPR), of the Air Force Command (COMAER) and of the Advocacy – General of the Union.

The main purpose of the meeting was to start CDI-CEA activities. On that occasion, the Commission’s schedule of activities for 2020 was defined and the scope of the Integrated Development Program for the Alcântara Space Center (PDI-CEA).

Chaired by Minister Marcos Pontes and coordinated by the director of the AEB, Cristiano Trein, the CDI-CEA was instituted by Decree No. 10,458, of August 13, 2020, published in the Official Gazette of the Union, on August 14.

It has the purpose of promoting initiatives related to the development of the Alcântara Space Center (CEA), in Maranhão and among its attributions is the elaboration of the PDI-CEA.

The Integrated Development Program for the Alcântara Space Center aims to propose the CEA’s implementation strategy and alternatives to achieve this goal, through projects and initiatives focusing on socioeconomic development and infrastructure for the Alcântara region (MA) and surroundings; with a view to meeting the needs of the Brazilian Space Program.

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The Brazilian Space Agency is an autarchy 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 Brazilian State’s efforts to promote the well-being of society via the sovereign employment of the space sector viable.