Presidential candidates talk about agreement with the US for the use of the Alcântara base

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Approved in Congress in 2019, the agreement between Brazil and the US for the use of the Alcântara space center, in Maranhão, was enacted by the government in 2020, with commercial operation expected to begin in 2022.

According to the federal government, the agreement helps to make the Alcântara Space Center viable for launching space objects, which would generate foreign exchange for the development of the Brazilian Space Program. Another argument is that patents for most of the technological components of objects in the aerospace industry originate in the United States.

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The agreement prohibits the launch of spacecraft or launch vehicles from countries with sanctions established by the United Nations Security Council or governments that have supported acts of international terrorism.

THE CNN asked the pre-candidates for the Presidency of the Republic what they think about the agreement with the US for the use of the Alcântara center.

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Check out the answers below:

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Jair Bolsonaro (PL):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Ciro Gomes (PDT):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Simone Tebet (MDB):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Pablo Marcal (Pros):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Felipe d’Avila (New):

Alcântara is one of the best bases in the world for launching rockets and satellites. Undoubtedly, it should be used. The agreement is also a good opportunity for us to bring new technologies here. It’s positive for the country.

Jose Maria Eymael (DC):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Leonardo Pericles (UP):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Roberto Jefferson (PTB):

The main criticism at the time of the agreement was the technological development part of propulsion vehicles. Since then, something called Elon Musk has happened, which has turned the page on the subject.

I think that, with this gigantic evolution, the agreement became something much better, because it brought our base back to the satellite launch market at a time when the activity is going through a period of growth.

Sofia Manzano (PCB):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Vera Lucia (PSTU):

The candidate did not respond at the time of publication.

Debate

the broadcasters CNN and SBT, the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, the magazine Veja, the portal Terra and the radio NovaBrasilFM formed a pool to hold the debate between the candidates for the Presidency of the Republic, which will take place on September 24th.

The debate will be broadcast live on CNN on TV and through our digital platforms.

Photos — Candidates for President

Source: CNN Brasil

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