Venezuela and Uruguay sign strategic agreements for satellite communications

April 4, 2011 at 10:21 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Venezuela Analysis

The governments of Venezuela and Uruguay signed a series of strategic agreements on Wednesday, in the areas of science and technology, energy and oil, agriculture, food, commerce and finance, that will further the integral development of both nations.

Amongst the varied agreements approved in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, was a protocol amendment to a prior accord that will allow for the development of a satellite program “Venesat-1”, using Venezuela’s “Simon Bolivar” satellite, which will permit both nations a shared use of the orbit so that Uruguay can also develop spacial technology. [Full story]

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