Courses of action

The execution and management of the National Space Program are developed through the following courses of action.

  1. Use and Management of Space Information.

It covers the use, distribution and management of primary information and value-added products, as well as the development of the necessary applications to satisfy the requirements of the different sectors of society.

  1. Data Reception and Satellite and Launchers Control.

It includes all the activities for the planning, control and development of commands, Tracking, Telemetry and Command (TTyC), as well as receiving, processing and storing data, for the operation of its own satellite missions and those of other space agencies with which an agreement is track and control launchers.

  1. Satellite Systems.

It includes the design, construction, calibration of instruments, integration and qualification tests of the satellites until their injection into orbit, as well as the integration of own satellites with those of other Space Agencies forming constellations that operate jointly.

  1. Access to Space

It develops the Satellite Injector Program for Light Payloads (ISCUL), for the injection into orbit of its own satellites, as well as the auxiliary testing, integration and launching platform facilities and the propellant production plant. It also ensures the launch of its own satellites through third parties.

  1. Integration, Testing and Qualification

It comprises the provision of facilities and the performance of integration and testing activities, as well as the qualification for space use of parts, components and materials developed for launchers and own satellites. It includes the selection of parts and components, manufactured conventionally, to ensure that they can withstand the space conditions.

  1. Exploration and Peaceful Use of Outer Space

It includes the participation in the exploration and peaceful use of outer space, from the proximities of the Earth to distant space, and the participation in the development of systems and components for interplanetary missions as the country's international insertion in the field of scientific-technological research in outer space, as well as the collaboration in remote space networks installed in the national territory.

  1. Education and Training.

It includes the training of experts and specialists in the whole space area, the training of specific users, teachers and students at primary and secondary level and the massive training of users for the use of space information, as well as the updating, training and qualification of professionals and technicians of the institution.

  1. National Connection and International Insertion

It includes actions to spread and promote space information and its use in all areas and levels of government and the scientific, technical and corporate sectors, as well as promoting and boosting the international cooperation and strengthening regional integration.