Rus News Journal

The countries of Latin America create the space agency

On q in the Colombian city of Cartagena on May, 17th 4 - j the American conference on space problems has been declared plans of creation of the Latin American mechanism of coordination of programs in the field of space researches.
in a press - release it is informed that the decision to create the new regional structure, accepted at the initiative of Chile, begins the beginning of process of formation of the Latin American space agency.

in the international conference participated more than 200 delegates from 20 countries of America and Europe. They discussed use of space technologies in the medical purposes and in an education system, for the prevention of acts of nature and the decision of environmental problems. The problems connected with the legislation in the field of use of a space also rose.

Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil declared the project of creation of the Latin American companion under the name Simon Bolivar . The companion is developed by the French company Alkatel . Simon Bolivar it should be ready to start by 2004 Cost it is the project $122 million