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Updated: Thursday July 26, 2012
Editors Notes:
Neuquen province is about the same latitude as Sydney Australia, note also that
“parameters for establishing earth-based installations,” is part of the deal.
Pure speculation on future  - "Earth Based Installations"- Mass driver or some
other type of eastward launch installation ?


See Big map of Neuquen Province

China/Argentina Joint Space Installation.
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From Reuters
Argentina, China ink space deal
July 26 2012 at 10:09am
By SAPA
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Neuquén (Spanish pronunciation: [neu'ken]) is a province of Argentina, located in
the west of the country, at the northern end of Patagonia. It borders Mendoza
Province to the north, Rio Negro Province to the southeast, and Chile to the
west. It also meets La Pampa Province at its northeast corner.

REUTERS

It is to be built in Neuquen province, the ministry added.

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Buenos Aires - China plans to build an antenna for deep space observation in
Argentina's southern Patagonia region, Argentina's foreign ministry announced on
Wednesday.

The agreement - between Argentina's space agency and China's agency for the
control and tracking of satellites - also defines more general “parameters for
establishing earth-based installations,” and creates a basis for future
cooperation, the ministry said.

It emphasised the antenna is “a project of tremendous importance,” which will
permit Argentina “to develop interplanetary exploration activities, to study deep
space and celestial bodies, to monitor and control satellites, and to acquire
scientific data.”

It is to be built in Neuquen province, the ministry added.

In 2003, China became the third country to use its own equipment to send a person
into space.

Argentina's space programme is one of the most advanced in Latin America.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is finishing construction of an antenna in
Argentina's central-west Mendoza province, to support deep space exploration. -
Sapa-AFP


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Some countries have been dissuaded from providing or acquiring sensitive nuclear
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the US–led Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, in 1985 Argentina
contemplated providing Libya with plutonium reprocessing facilities but reversed
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