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Brazilian Space Program

Brazil, like the United States, is a "child" of the first Age of Exploration, when Europeans set sail from their home waters to encounter the rest of the world. Brazil's involvement in aerospace goes back to the turn of the twentieth century, when Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aeronaut, designed and flew one of the first practical blimps. Today, Brazil can boast of a thriving airplane manufacturing company, Embraer, a prime launch location, as it lies along the Earth's equator, and an ambitious sounding rocket program. Brazil is working on developing rockets that can launch satellites. Also, for more than a decade, the Brazilians have been partners with NASA in the International Space Station, with one astronaut who has already visited the station. If you are a NASA HQ employee, please consider subscribing to our news alert for Latin American affairs to get the latest news on this space program and others in the region.

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Brazil. Presidencia da Republica. National Program of Space Activities PNAE 2005-2014. Brasilia, PNAE, 2005.
QB500.266 .B6 P76B 2005 BOOKSTACKS
This document is also available online at http://www.aeb.gov.br/download/PDF/pnae_web.pdf.
Harvey, Brian, Henk H.F. Smid, and Theo Pirard. Emerging Space Powers: The New Space Programs of Asia, the Middle East and South America. Berlin, Germany, New York, NY: Springer; Chichester, UK: Praxis Publishing, 2010.
TL789.8 .A853 H378 2010 BOOKSTACKS


The e-book listed below is available to NASA civil servants and contractors through the Books 24x7 service of SATERN.
Bering Guides: Business Travel in Brazil. Axiom Press, 2003
The e-book listed below is available to the general public through the National Academies Press.
Committee on Global Science and Technology Strategies and their Effect on U.S. National Security. S&T Strategies of Six Countries: Implications for the United States, 2010.

Articles and Reports

de Arantes Gomes Eller, Rogerio, Ligia Maria Soto Urbina, and Protogenes Pires Porto. "Aircraft Noise Perception Study in Brazil: A Perspective on Airport Sustainable Growth and Environmental Awareness", in: The Conference Proceedings of the 2003 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference, Air Transport Research Society Toulouse, France, July 10-12, 2003.
(20050147586: (July 2009) NTRS)
Bassoli, Douglass. Developing a Partnership with Brazil - An Emerging Power. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, March 19, 2004.
(ADA424216: (July 2004) DTIC)
Coletta, Damon. Science, Technology, and the Quest for International Influence. Institute for National Security Studies, US Air Force Academy, CO, Sept. 2009.
(ADA536133: (Feb. 2011) DTIC)
Henriques da Silva, Darly. "Brazilian participation in the International Space Station (ISS) program: commitment or bargain struck?", Space Policy, vol. XXI, no. 1 (Feb. 2005), p. 55-63.
Ivey, William N. Brazil's Technology Sector. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Oct. 2006.
(ADA519788: (May 2010) DTIC)
Maters, Rafael Waltz, Roberta de Roode Torres, and Respicio A. Espirito Santo, Jr. "Major Impact of Fleet Renewal Over Airports Located in the Most Important Region of Brazil", in: The Conference Proceedings of the 2003 Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference, Air Transport Research Society Toulouse, France, July 10-12, 2003.
(20050139793: (July 2009) NTRS)
Monserrat, Jose. "...a better model of cooperation? The Brazilian–Ukrainian agreement on launching Cyclone-4 from Alcantara", Space Policy, vol. XXI, no. 1 (Feb. 2005), p. 65-73.
Petroni, Giorgio, Karen Venturini, Chiara Verbano, and Silvia Cantarello. "Discovering the basic strategic orientation of big space agencies", Space Policy, vol. XXV, no. 1 (Feb. 2009), p. 65-73.
Schoeneck, David J., et al. Assessment of Brazil's Research Literature, Search Technology, Inc., Norcross, GA, Sept. 28, 2007.
(ADA515318: (March 2010) DTIC)
da Silva, Benjamim, M.C. Galvao, and Clovis Solano Pereira. "The New Anechoic Shielded Chambers Designed for Space and Commercial Applications at LIT", in: 25th Space Simulation Conference. Environmental Testing: The Earth-Space Connection, NASA/CP-2008-214164, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, Sept. 22, 2008.
(20090015851: (July 2009) NTRS)
Zhao, Yun. "The 2002 Space Cooperation Protocol between China and Brazil: An excellent example of South–South cooperation", Space Policy, vol. XXI, no. 3 (Aug. 2005), p. 213-219.

Internet Resources

Agencia Espacial Brasileira (Brazilian Space Agency). June 2011 [June 10, 2011].
Embraer. 2010 [June 11, 2011].
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (National Institue for Space Research). May 2011 [June 10, 2011].

Last Updated: June 2011