As a part of the mission, representatives of the Polish space sector will participate in the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago de Chile, on April 5-10. It is the foremost aerospace, defense and security exhibition of Latin America. Due to its long and successful career, today is globally recognized as the leading event in the region.

The previous edition of FIDAE in 2020 was attended by 187 official delegations and 411 exhibitors from 46 countries.

During the visit to Chile, a meeting with representatives of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is also planned. ESO is the leading intergovernmental astronomical organisation in Europe and the most efficient astronomical observatory in the world. ESO provides astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities.

ESO’s Headquarters are located in Garching, close to Munich in Germany and includes the scientific, technical and administrative centres of the organisation. ESO also operates in Santiago and at three unique observation sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor.  In addition, ESO is building “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”—ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope, located on Cerro Armazones, which will be operated as part of the Paranal Observatory.