Teófilo Tabanera Space Center (CETT)
The Teófilo Tabanera Space Center (CETT because of the acronym in Spanish: Centro Espacial Teofilo Tabanera) was named after the Eng. Teófilo Tabanera (1909 – 1981), air officer and engineer in Electromechanics, a leading figure within the Argentinean Astronautics. His interest in the aerospace activity led him to found the Argentinean Interplanetary Association in 1948 which later was named Association of Space Sciences in Argentina, where he dedicated himself to promote the space activities in our country. He was vice-president of the International Federation of Astronautics (IAF) during five consecutive periods and chairman of the National Commission of Space Research (CNIE), founded in 1960 which was the CONAE’s predecessor.
The CETT is located 30 Km southwest from Córdoba City, in the Falda de Cañete district and houses the following facilities:
- Cordoba Ground Station
- Mission Control Center
- Integration and Tests Laboratory
- Qualification and Assurance Laboratory
- Development for Access to Space
- Higher Education Unit
The CETT also house the Gulich Institute.