SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Senate Brazil, Tuesday, approved an agreement signed earlier this year to protect US space and protective technology that provides the way for U companies.
The agreement was signed in March during an official visit by the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Washington, where he met Donald Trump.
A previous U-Brazilian space partnership was examined in 2003 when it opposed President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's remote government and was banned by Brazilian manufacturers.
The technology protection agreement (TSA) opens a room for U companies interested in launching small satellites at a lower cost from the Alcantara space center run by the Brazilian Air Force on the north coast of South America.
Brazil will not have access to U.S technologies in missiles, rockets, artefacts and satellites, as the Brazilian government asked it.
Due to the location of Brazil which is close to the equator, addresses allow 30% less fuel and rockets can pay more, according to Air Force officials.
With TSA, Brazil wants to get a piece of the $ 300 billion-in-year space launch business, which is expected to grow rapidly in the years ahead.
Reporting by Eduardo Simões; Gabriela Mello wrote; Edited by Leslie Adler
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