In a ceremony hosted by President Alberto Fernández at the Casa Rosada, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Daniel Filmus signed the Artemis Accords on behalf of the Argentine Republic. The ceremony took place during the visit of NASA Administrator Bill Nelson to Argentina. Administrator Nelson gave remarks, as did U.S. Ambassador Marc R. Stanley, President Fernández, and Foreign Minister Cafiero. Argentina became the 28th nation to sign the Accords, and the fifth Latin American country, following Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.
Since January 2023, five nations have joined the Accords: the Czech Republic, Spain, Ecuador, India, and now Argentina. The diverse Accords signatories – spanning every permanently inhabited continent – represent a growing multilateral conversation and share a common vision of peaceful space cooperation. By signing the Accords, Argentina has demonstrated its commitment to important principles such as transparency, emergency assistance and release of scientific data in its space activities.
The United States and Argentina have a long history of cooperating in space, including in space geodetic research; satellite-based Earth observations; and in bilateral trade and investment in space-related goods and services. Through the Artemis Accords, our nations share a common understanding and approach to safe and sustainable exploration and use of outer space.
The Artemis Accords were launched on October 13, 2020, with eight nations. Jointly led by the Department of State and NASA for the United States, the Accords are grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. With Argentina’s signature, the twenty-eight Accords signatories are: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.