That marks the actual beginning of the creation of the process Spanish Space Agency Much like the establishment of a musical structure in the classical repertoire, which comes closest to an interdisciplinary college.
Conductors and composers who compose Space Council Has already been selected and the single orchestra has been formed on 11 July at the headquarters of the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Madrid. The inaugural session had a libretto of sharing ideas, a review of objectives, establishing a calendar and setting basic criteria for writing scores, and an essay that we still don’t know if it will. Be it a symphony, an opera or a zarzuela.
The number of council musicians is not enough to form a symphony orchestra, but basically surpasses a chamber orchestra. She The wind instrument consists of 18 talented solo artists, String and percussion, which in this case engineers, military, scientists and others, which guarantee a variety of musical instruments and, therefore, the richness of the sound of intercourse.
Not less 11 ministries Represented in the Space Council, sometimes twice or even thrice, as well as two other bodies – the National Intelligence Center and the Presidency of the Government – which guarantee the harmonious richness and finesse of the results work.
Everyone present at the first meeting came with good intentions and they know the heavy responsibility that is in their hands. They are aware of the responsibility to create a national body that incorporates decades of responsibilities scattered across many departments and that represents Spain in international forums. Virtually all musicians assume these goals, Some, however, try to combine their responsibilities with the defense that their respective departments may have monopolized over the years.
A serious and tough mission for a serious and tough man
The guy who is the stick, the conductor, the one who weighs the most in terms of the effectiveness of the final score, is going to go to some autonomous position, reconcile and bring it down. The nominee for the post is Science and Education Minister Diana Morant Chairman of the Space Council Miguel Bello, who combined his training as an aeronautical engineer with a businessman and who, since July 5, has been the commissioner of aerospace loss.
A man with proven leadership abilities and great educational and communicative qualities, he is responsible for shaping and content the new agency. Knowing him and his background, I know that he will carry out the tasks assigned to him in line with the present and future realities of the national space ecosystem. And knowingly It’s not about creating a NASA Or other, or CNES, DLR or ASI, the space agencies of France, Germany and Italy, respectively.
Belo is tasked with accelerating the process of setting up new companies. The president of the government was very clear in his speech on June 9 at NASA’s Deep Space Observatory Complex in Robeledo de Chavela (Madrid). Pedro Sanchez called on the government to “expedite” the work so that the Spanish space agency would be “effective in early 2023”. And January 1, there … five and a half months and the possibility of a stormy summer!
Miguel Belo is not a man to move away from the big challenge. With a clear head and good knowledge of the national and international aerospace sector, in recent years, and until its appointment Space Loss Commissioner, He was the executive chairman of the Atlantic International Research Center (AIR Center). It is a project promoted by Manuel Heiter, who was the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education for seven years and only three months ago, and whose advisor and believer in the supernatural was Bello.
Engineers, teachers and leaders have the initiative and foresight. Evidence of this is that he is the first senior executive A private Spanish company has decided to enter the commercial earth observation satellite market. And he was able to put not one, but two platforms into orbit, which he did in the late 1990s – Demos 1 and early 2000s – Demos 2 – integrating his company, Elekoner Demos, for development, production, monitoring and control facilities. , Built in his birthplace Puertolano (Ciudad Real).
Not Herbert von Karazan or Richard Wagner
Important soloists on violin, cello, trumpet, clarinet, oboe, flute, bassoon are among the instrumentalists who make this unique companion … for example, here Secretary-General for Innovation at the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Teresa Risgo. He is the first vice-president of the council, the equivalent of the first violin of a symphony orchestra. He is accompanied by a distinguished scientist who knows exactly how the world’s major space agencies work and who has visited several of them: Alvaro Gimenez.
From 2011 to 2017, Astrophysicist leads European Space Agency’s scientific direction (ESA), an organization for which he was previously the director of the Department of Space Science and the coordinator of its science policy. He was also the director general of the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) from 1995 to 1997, a full professor of astrophysics at the Complutens University of Madrid, and a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics in Andalusia.
Dr. is also one of the prominent solo artistsChief of the Second Air Force, Air Corps General Ignacio Bengochea, Second Vice-President, and PERTE Commissioner for Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Carmen Librero, Third Vice-President. The constitutional meeting was held in the presence of INTA Director General, Air Lieutenant General Julio Ayuso, who took over in May, but who has served as the institute’s deputy director general of coordination and planning for the past three years and knows his details. Human and technological capabilities.
Another top assistant Juan Carlos Cortes, director of space, big facilities and dual program In the newly renamed Center for Technological Development and Innovation, CDTI retains its acronym. His in-depth knowledge of the national industrial sector, ESA and major European and global organizations makes him an essential member of the orchestra when it embarks on its journey.
It is clear that Miguel Bello is not going to conduct his hand orchestra with his eyes closed, like Herbert von Karazan. Or with the power of Richard Wagner. But his stick and his left hand The various musical styles that the solo artists around him have done so far need to be synchronized. As a man of science, he is fully aware that his goal is to bring to life the necessary space orchestra in Spain, so as not to lag behind the new situation that has arisen on the horizon. Never be present in the space case.