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Brazil and Colombia sign space cooperation agreement

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil and Colombia signed Thursday (19) an agreement on cooperation in space activities for peaceful purposes. The document was signed by Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Astronaut Marcos Pontes, and his Colombian counterpart, Tito Crissien Borrero.

Cooperation will take place in thematic areas such as Earth observation and development, assembly, testing and operation of satellites. In addition, the agreement allows for the sharing of scientific and technological infrastructures between the two countries.

"A space program plays a very important role in the development of various fields. And there are a number of challenges . . .

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