Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next week

BRASILIA, Brasil - The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its launch site near the equator, the Brazilian government said on Monday. The agreement is being wrapped up in time to be signed next week during a visit to Washington by President Jair Bolsonaro, reports Reuters.

Mar 13th, 2019
Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next week
Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next week
BRASILIA, Brasil - The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its launch site near the equator, the Brazilian government said on Monday. The agreement is being wrapped up in time to be signed next week during a visit to Washington by President Jair Bolsonaro, reports Reuters.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

March 13, 2019-Brazil is hoping to enter the space launch business, which could prove a boon to both the South American nation and companies putting objects in space. Due to Brazil's proximity to the equator, rockets need approximately 30% less fuel to reach space, allowing for larger payloads.

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