Brazil`s Senate on Tuesday approved the ratification of an agreement signed earlier this year to protect U.S. space and defense technology that paves the way for U.S. companies to use Brazil`s Alcantara base in the northeastern state of Maranhao to launch satellites. Once effective, the TSA will put in place technical safeguards to support U.S. space launches from Brazil, the U.S. State Department said in a March 19 statement. It will also ensure the appropriate treatment of sensitive U.S. technology in accordance with U.S. non-proliferation policy, the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), and U.S. export control laws and regulations. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a Technology Protection Agreement (TSA) with the United States during a visit to U.S.
President Donald Trump in March 2019. On the 20th. In November, Brazil`s House of Representatives and Senate ratified the agreement authorizing the commercial use of the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA, in Portuguese). The Technology Safeguard Agreement (TSA) opens up space for U.S. companies interested in launching small, low-cost satellites from the Brazilian Air Force`s Alcantara Space Center on the south Coast of the South American country. Based on the last 20 years in which the agreement was not in force, and taking into account only 5% of launches worldwide, Brazil stopped earning about 15 billion reais. The technology protection agreement allows the launch of rockets and satellites using U.S. technology from the Brazilian base. “The agreement has a very positive impact on these Quilombola communities. We want this region to be integrated into the functioning of the centre in such a way as to bring about social and economic development. They must train primary schools, vocational schools, start-ups and local workers.
We will talk to municipalities, local government and prepare the infrastructure of roads, schools, hotels and the production line,” said Marcos Pontes. Brazil and the United States signed an Agreement on the Protection of Space Technologies (TSA) on March 18, an important step. The agreement on technology safeguard measures will promote Brazil`s entry into the global space industry. (Photo: Fab Technical Sergeant Johnson Barros) Brazil and the United States signed a Space Technology Protection Agreement (TSA) on March 18, an important step to allow U.S. companies to launch from the Brazilian Air Force`s Alcantara Launch Center (ALC) (Força Aérea Brasileira: FAB) in the northeast of the country. The next steps after the adoption of the TSA will be to finalize the draft law on space activities and define the business model for future commercial agreements with companies interested in carrying out space activities from Alcântara. Thank you for sharing this with everyone you really know what you`re talking about! Bookmarked. Please also discuss with my website =). We will have a hyperlink exchange agreement between us on the 18th.
In March, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation Christopher Ford and Brazilian Foreign Minister Ambassador Ernesto Araujo signed the Technology Assurance Agreement between the U.S. Government and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on Technology Guarantees Related to U.S. Participation in Space Launches from Brazil. With the functioning of the ECA and the conservative estimate that Brazil participates in at least 1% of the global market, calculations show that the country earns $3.5 billion a year, reaching $10 billion a year by 2040. . According to Gen. Carlos de Almeida Baptista Júnior, head of joint operations at the Department of Defense (MD, in Portuguese), the TSA is the necessary step to obtain U.S.
approval for the launch of missiles and satellites from Brazil and other countries that use or transport U.S. CLA equipment or systems. MD`s joint operations chief said the commercial use of CLA does not compromise Brazil`s strategic security. “The presence of foreign experts at the CLA will only take place in short periods, limited to the launch of campaigns. In addition, they will follow the security procedures prescribed by the TSA and national regulations for the entry of foreign experts into Brazilian military organizations. Together with tsa, Brazil aims to preserve some of the $300 billion annual space launch activity, a market that is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years. The Alcântara Space Center enjoys a privileged geographical location at 2°18` from the equator line, which saves up to 30% of fuel compared to other launches in different parts of the world. .