Professionals from the National Space Activities Commission (CONAE, in Spanish), the National Commission of Atomic Energy (CNEA, in Spanish), and the companies VENG, INVAP and CEATSA/ARSAT concluded in Bariloche the electrical verifications and the mechanical assembly of the SAOCOM 1A, the new Argentine observation satellite developed by the CONAE together with other national organizations and companies.
Today, in Brasilia, an agreement was signed between INVAP and the High Technology Park Foundation for the Iperó region and its surroundings (PATRIA, in Portuguese) with the aim of entering a new stage in the project of the Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor (RMB, in Spanish).
On November 7, at the National Congress, the first Special Award on Scientific Value was given by the Argentine Senate to thirty six organizations, research teams and scientists of our country whose work on developing and promoting science, technology and productive innovation has been outstanding.
On October 3, Dr. Conrado Franco Varotto, a founding member of INVAP and the Executive and Technical Director of the National Space Activities Commission (CONAE, in Spanish), was conferred the most distinguished honorary title, "Doctor Honoris Causa," conferred by the National University of San Martín (UNSAM, in Spanish).
On August 25, a contract was signed at the Scientific and Technological Center (Polo Científico Tecnológico, in Spanish) between the National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion (ANPCyT, in Spanish) and the public-private consortium (CAPP, in Spanish) made up of the National Meteorological Service (SMN, in Spanish), the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET, in Spanish) and INVAP-FRONTEC (FRICS), with the aim of developing an early warning system for environmental disasters.
On July 13, INVAP signed a technological cooperation agreement with the Paraguayan company Itaipú Technological Park (Parque Tecnológico Itaipú, PTI) at INVAP's headquarters in San Carlos de Bariloche.