The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The president of the Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (Acae), Carlos Alvarado, announced that before the end of April they will receive their next round of funding for the satellite called “DSpace”.

Alvarado said that the purpose of the project is to analyze the carbon dioxide (CO2) levels from space in order to determine the progress of climate change in Central America.

Currently the team of this project receives technical advice from Sandra Kauffman, a Costa Rican working at NASA to establish protocols and create the System Requirement Review (SRR), a critical document that outlines the space system’s needs and sets expectations for the project.

According to Alvarado, she is a vital part of the team, and leading the technical design and assembly of the satellite.

As for the second spatial development initiative, called “terraforming” the president of Acae said they have drafted a new proposal to seek funding, which requires a biology project on the International Space Station.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica