On January 20, Dr. Alejandro Ceccatto, President of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET, in Spanish, visited INVAP's headquarters in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche in the context of the 40th anniversary of the state-owned company, and gave a commemorative plaque to Mr. Horacio Osuna, President of INVAP, and Lic. Héctor Otheguy, General Manager & CEO.
From November 28 to December 2, the sixth edition of the Workshop on Signatures of Man-Made Isotope Production (WOSMIP) will be held in San Carlos de Bariloche. It has been organized by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and INVAP S.E. (an Argentine state-owned applied research company) together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, the Argentine National Commission of Atomic Energy (CNEA, in Spanish), and the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN, in Spanish).
On November 4 2016, it has been twenty years since the first satellite designed and built in Argentina by INVAP for the Argentine National Space Activities Commission (CONAE, in Spanish) was launched. The SAC-B astronomical observation satellite was a cooperation project between CONAE and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Other countries such as Italy and Brazil also participated. The aim of the mission was to advance the study of solar physics and astrophysics through the examination of solar flares, gamma rays bursts, diffuse X-ray background and energetic neutral atoms by using four scientific instruments on board the SAC-B.
On October 25, in Resistencia, Province of Chaco, a doppler weather radar with double linear polarization was inaugurated. It is the third of a series of ten radars, part of the operational prototype of the city of Córdoba, which will be integrated to the National System of Meteorological Radars (SINARAME, in Spanish) entrusted to INVAP S.E. (Argentine state-owned applied research company) by the national government through the National Undersecretary Office of Water Resources.