The delegation followed, from the Telemetry Station of the Barreira do Inferno Launch Center, the tracking of the ARIANE VA-257 vehicle, launched from the Guyanese Space Center, located in Kourou, French Guiana
DCTA, by Lieutenant Larissa
The Director-General of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA), Air Lieutenant Brigadier Maurício Augusto Silveira de Medeiros, and a committee composed of DCTA General Officers and the Commander of the Third Naval District, Vice Admiral André Morais Ferreira, were received On June 22nd, the Director of the Launching Center of Barreira do Inferno (CLBI), Colonel Erivando Pereira Souza, to follow, from the CLBI Telemetry Station, the tracking of the ARIANE VA-257 vehicle, launched from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), located in Kourou, French Guyana.
“The Vehicle’s telemetry data was sent in real time to the Mission Control Center, in Kourou, and ensured the monitoring and safety of the Ariane vehicle’s movement to Geostationary Orbit, according to the protocols established by the European Space Agency,” highlighted Colonel Erivando.
VA-257 was launched at 6:50 pm on June 22, Brasilia time, carrying as payload two geostationary communication satellites: MEASAT-3D and GSAT-24. The first belongs to Malaysia and will be used in communication services such as connectivity, internet and broadband services, mainly for rural areas. The second belongs to India, and its objective is to provide television signal distribution services and satellite subscription telecommunications (DTH).
For DCTA’s Director-General, the event proved the Military Organization’s search for sovereignty in the form of science, technology, and innovation. “It was a unique opportunity to be close to our CLBI team at the moment of the fulfillment of this mission, with total success, and to be able to accompany in loco the professionalism of our civilian and military personnel. We will continue steadfast, looking towards Space,” concluded Lieutenant Brigadier Medeiros.
On June 22nd and 23rd, the DCTA’s Technical Visit to CLBI also took place, led by the DCTA’s Director-General and composed of DCTA’s General Officers, complemented by civilian officers and servers, working in the areas of Labor Security, Budgetary Control, Internal Control, Infrastructure and Assets, Innovation Management, Governance, Human Resources, Intelligence, Information Technology and Security.
The purpose of the Technical Visit was to evaluate the technical, operational and administrative performance, enabling on-site verification of Governance and Institutional Management with regard to the necessary adjustments in the course of ongoing actions, aiming at the fulfillment of the Sectorial Plan/Sectorial Activities Guidelines, as well as its contribution to the fulfillment of DCTA’s Mission.
On the planned itinerary, the delegation, accompanied by the CLBI Director, visited the Center’s operational facilities and participated in a meeting with the Public Security Summit of the State of Rio Grande do Norte (RN), civil authorities and Commanders of military organizations, with the proposal of strengthening and consolidating the institutional partnerships held by the CLBI for effective bilateral collaboration.
Partnership between DCTA and UFRN
During the passage through Natal, DCTA signed a partnership with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), aiming to strengthen the ties between the aerospace and academic sectors, to strengthen strategic actions related to teaching, research and scientific events. The agreement was formally signed by the Director-General of DCTA and by the Rector of the University, Henio Ferreira de Miranda.
According to the DCTA Director, the interaction between the Brazilian Air Force and renowned universities in the country is fundamental and strategic when it comes to scientific development. “The interaction provides a propitious environment for research and innovation, fostering the training of human resources and the solidification of technology,” concluded the General Officer.
Photos: CLBI *** Translated by the DEFCONpress Team ***