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Alcantara Rental Accords May Render Brazil US$10 Billion Per Year

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the agreements to be signed during Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s first official trip to Washington DC will be the Technology Safeguards Agreement (AST) allowing the United States to use Brazil’s Alcantara Aerospace Launch Base for its satellites. The satellite market is a billion-dollar market, increasing over ten percent per year.

According to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in 2017 alone, this market moved around US$3 billion, an increase of more than sixteen percent compared to the previous year.

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