Learn about the National Institute for Space Research history, activities, research and products developed in the last five decades.
Half a century conquering the space to care for Earth
The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) celebrates in 2011 its 50th anniversary, and has the mission to produce high quality of science and technology in the space and terrestrial environment areas, and to offer unique products and services for Brazilian benefit.
INPE's headquarters are in Sao Jose dos Campos (SP), but it also has facilities in other places around the country. The Institute develops research in the areas of Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering and Space Technology, Earth observation by satellites, Meteorology and Environmental Changes.
This commemorative site presents milestones in science and technology over the past 50 years, also introduces INPE's participation and pioneering in Brazilian Space Program history and in the Earth System Science history.