Government of Uruguay advances in the creation of its own space agency

The National Space Policy Board was created as a result of the growing interest of private companies in using Uruguayan territory to launch satellites and spacecraft.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Uruguayan Air Force intends to create a space agency and promote the industry in agreement with private companies. Several bills have already been drafted, most of which will become decrees, Air Force commander Luis de León told El Observador.

The first of them was approved in February and involves the creation of the National Space Policy Board, a body in which the Executive is permanently advised on this issue. As it became known, as of 2020 the interest of some private companies in carrying out space activities grew.

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