About CEDS2020

Recent years have seen a strong growth in the interest of the national and international community in space-related issues and their use by all nations. In this scenario, Latin American countries, and in particular Chile, are called to play a frontline role due to their positioning in space activity and the growing activity that is taking place in our countries, which compels us to advance in the search for strategies and guidelines that can contribute to the development of space applications.

Chile in space activity development

  • Concentrates a high percentage of observatories on a global scale.
  • Has an ideal ambience, such as the Atacama desert, for testing harsh environments and outer space vehicles.
  • Alliance with Copernicus Program of the European Union that will enable access to open data.

Universidad de Chile

  • 1958 – Signature of agreement to support NASA programs and creation of the Center for Space Studies.
  • 2015 – Creation of the SUCHAI nanosatellite programme.
  • 2017 – Launch of the first Chilean nanosatellite.
  • 2019 – Signature of the agreement with the Copernicus Program.
The Universidad de Chile, since 1958, has been closely linked to space activities and the University along with a number of national and international institutions, public and private, have organized this International Conference on Space and Sustainable Development (CEDS 2020).

Main Areas

  • Space development, Opportunities and Challenges
    Including the role to be played by academia, industry and government.
  • Promotion of Space Science and Technology development
    Addressing the various areas involved, as well as the necessary new human resource development strategies.
  • Promote Innovation and Industrial Development in Space
    Analyzing the opportunities that arise in the multiple fields of space activity and their importance in economic development.
  • Space as an Asset of Humankind
    Reviewing legal and collaborative frameworks to ensure their equitable and sustainable use, and the advantage of their use to tackle global issues.

International Program Committee

  • Philippe Bouchez, CSL
  • Jan Cermak, KIT
  • Juan Manuel de Faramiñán, Universidad de Jaén
  • Rory Donnelly, EARSC
  • Walt Everetts, Iridium
  • Marco Ferranzani, ESA
  • Ricardo Galvão, Universidade de São Paulo (IF-USP)
  • Guido Girardi, Senator, Commission on Science, Technology, Innovation and Challenges of the Future, Senate of Chile
  • Anne Orban, CSL
  • Christian Rossi, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Servet Martínez, Center for Mathematical Modeling, Universidad de Chile, President

Organizing Committee

  • Carlos Cárdenas, Universidad de Magallanes
  • Marcos Díaz, DEI, Universidad de Chile
  • Alvaro Gómez, KimGlobal
  • Raimundo González, Ambassador
  • Carmen Gloria Labbé, Conference coordinator
  • Cristián Mattar, Universidad de Aysén
  • Jaime Ortega, Center for Mathematical Modeling, Universidad de Chile
  • Macarena Pérez, SNIT Chile, Ministerio de Bienes Nacionales
  • Pedro Ramírez, KSAT
  • Luis Vargas, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile
  • Florencio Utreras, Center for Mathematical Modeling, Universidad de Chile, Chair