In Brazil, there has been no transition model of space capabilities promoted by the military sphere (especially the Brazilian Air Force) for nurturing the civil one (Brazilian Space Agency). Drawing upon official documents and legislation as primary sources, the case study of the Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) is analyzed in light of the space strategic sector. Main factors that impede the PEB are related to military-technological dependence and poor resource management, with draconian budget cuts and projects canceled before having achieved realistic milestones.
Lopes, Gills Vilar
"Brazil Space: Military Dependency and the Case of the Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications,"
Space and Defense: Vol. 9:
0, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/spaceanddefense/vol9/iss0/5
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