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@Article{Silva-MartinezAgSaSpSoGeOj:2018:ExOpCh,
               author = "Silva-Martinez, Jackelynne and Aguilar, Andr{\'e}s D. and Sarli, 
                         Bruno V. and Spiess, Monika Johanna Pardo and Sorice, Andreia 
                         F{\'a}tima and Genaro, Gino and Ojeda, Oscar I.",
          affiliation = "{South American Regional Space Workshop (SGAC)} and {Universidad 
                         Tecnol{\'o}gica Nacional Facultad Regional Delta} and {South 
                         American Regional Space Workshop (SGAC)} and {University of 
                         Stuttgart} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} 
                         and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {Universidad Nacional de Colombia}",
                title = "Exploring opportunities and challenges for establishing a South 
                         American Space Agency",
              journal = "Acta Astronautica",
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "147",
                pages = "473--488",
                month = "June",
             keywords = "South America, Space agency, SGAC, Cooperation, Open database.",
             abstract = "The idea of establishing a South American Space Agency (SASA) is 
                         not new. There have been many discussions about this topic for a 
                         couple of decades, including an agreement by the Union of South 
                         American Nations to create such a space agency. Roughly 10 years 
                         ago, Argentina was the first to propose this collaboration with a 
                         military orientation. As the ideas progressed, Brazil was proposed 
                         to host its headquarters. However, not much support from the South 
                         American region has been given, either financially or 
                         logistically. To this day, a South American Space Agency or a 
                         similar concept has not yet been established in the region. The 
                         Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) hosted the first South 
                         American Space Generation Workshop in Argentina in 2015, where one 
                         of the working groups was tasked to further investigate the 
                         feasibility, advantages and challenges of implementing SASA. This 
                         paper presents an extension of the main findings from this working 
                         group where South American students and young professionals study 
                         and present a rationale in favor of SASA, outlining possible 
                         solutions and a structure that could be taken into account for its 
                         implementation. This paper pays particular attention to the 
                         question: Is it possible for countries in South America to 
                         establish the kind of cooperation necessary to stimulate the 
                         development and application of capabilities in the space sector, 
                         which would then enable undertaking missions far beyond the scope 
                         of what any single country in South America could do on its own? 
                         The existence of SASA would allow access to a common 
                         representative agency, which would lower costs, be accessible to 
                         all participating countries, and allow engagement with other 
                         emerging and established space agencies around the world.",
                  doi = "10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.02.045",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.02.045",
                 issn = "0094-5765",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "silva_exploring.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "27 nov. 2020"
}


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