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Why Argentina is Investing in a Future-Focused, Government-Supported Space Economy

By | April 5, 2022

After a short break following the SATELLITE 2022 conference, Via Satellite’s On Orbit podcast returns with a very special interview with two of Argentina’s top science and technology government officials. Argentina’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Daniel Filmus and his colleague Matías Kulfas, Argentina’s Minister of Productive Development, join On Orbit host Jeffrey Hill to explain why their nation is investing in building the largest space economy in South America.

Filmus and Kulfas share details about their plan to build a launch facility outside of Buenos Aires, the importance of their working relationship with Argentina’s civil space agency CONAE  and other regional governments, as well as the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of satellite technology.

We apologize in advance for the sound quality of the interview, as it took place in the middle of Argentina’s very busy SATELLITE 2022 exhibit hall pavilion. We would also like to thank Filmus and Kulfas’ staff and translator for their assistance in setting up this fascinating interview.

Music in this episode is from Argentine producer Lagartijeando, courtesy of Wonderwheel Recordings.

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