International Astronautical Federation (IAF)

Founded in 1951, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s leading space advocacy body withwith over 400 members in 71 countries, including all leading space agencies, industries, research institutions, universities, societies, associations, institutes and museums worldwide. Following its motto “Connecting @ll Space People” and its vision of “A space-faring world cooperating for the benefit of humanity”, the Federation advances knowledge about space, supporting the development and application of space assets by promoting global cooperation.


SIDERALIS Foundation


SIDERALIS is an IAF Member since 2019. It is a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization, a Foundation focused in the promote and execute projects and activities for the development of scientific and technological capabilities here in Ecuador, develop and execute academic programmes for children, teenagers and young people in STEAM matters, including programmes or projects about cultural and artistic expressions. SIDERALIS and Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency work together in the development of capabilities, new professionals and increasing public knowledge about space sciences and space technology. The Foundation has another objective: preserve historical technology and its information for the next generations.

The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA)

The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA) has been an IAF Member since 2008. EXA is the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency, founded on 1 November 2007 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as a civilian independent organism in charge of the administration and execution of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Programme, conduct scientific research on planetary and space sciences and to push forward the development of science in the educational system in the country.