International Astronautical Federation (IAF)

Founded in 1951, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s leading space advocacy body with over 400 members in 72 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 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.