Spatial exploration in Paraguay: State of the Art. A brief history for the project of the first satellite mission of the Republic of Paraguay
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Date of publishing2017
Type of publicationconference presentation
From the time of the pre-Columbian indigenous culture, and like all the original American beliefs that populated the Paraguayan territory from the past, the Guarani projected their environment in the sky and tried to explain the stars and celestial phenomena. But it was not until the arrival of the Jesuits in the year 1600 that they began to explore in a scientific way the Guaraní sky, since there are records of astronomical observations and meteorological realized in the missions, from the own construction of telescopes, Which allowed the observation and prediction of eclipses of sun and moon. However, since only in 2014 was formed the Paraguay Space Agency, where this institution, which covers various political and civil estates, will be in charge of the preparation of the National Satellite Program, which will also regulations on aerospace issues. From this station, and taking advantage of the support provided by the National Council of Science and Technology of Paraguay (CONACYT), the Itaipu Technological Park - Paraguay is link to INVAP SE - Argentina, in order to develop the feasibility study for the first mission Satellites in Paraguay. In this sense, this paper aims to present the state of the art of space exploration by the Republic of Paraguay.