Member - Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Aeroespacial

The Brazilian Department of Science and Aerospace Technology is the national research center for aviation and space.

Type Governmental institution
Founded 1982
Company Size 500
Member Type
Founders TCel José Alberto Albano do Amarante
Headquarters São José dos Campos - État de São Paulo, 12229, Brésil
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The DCTA has four institutes within its campus. Aeronautics and Space Institute (IAE) In Portuguese, Instituto de Aeronaútica e Espaço. It develops projects in the aeronautical, aerospace and defense sectors, co-responsible for the execution of the Brazilian Space Mission. Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) Main article: Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica In Portuguese, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. It is one of the main educational colleges of the Brazilian Air Force. Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) In Portuguese, Instituto de Estudos Avançados. Responsible for the development of pure and applied sciences: photonics, nuclear energy, applied physics, remote sensor systems and decision support systems. In 2006, the IEAv inaugurated the T3 Hypersonic wind tunnel, the largest in Latin America. Industrial Promotion and Coordination Institute (IFI) In Portuguese, Instituto de Fomento e Coodernação Industrial. It provides military aeronautical certification and aerospace equipment approval, acting as an interface between the institutes and the industry. Until 2006, it carried out the civil aircraft certification activities, today under the National Civil Aviation Agency responsibilities. Flight Testing and Research Institute (IPEV) In Portuguese, Instituto de Pesquisas e Ensaios em Voo. This institute is responsible for the instruction and fulfillment of flight testing campaigns (founded 1953)
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Headquarters São José dos Campos - État de São Paulo, 12229, Brésil

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