The Government of the Dominican Republic, through a contribution of RD$8 million, and through the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT), is backing the construction of a small satellite to seek a solution to the problem of sargasso, which at certain times of the year invades the coasts of the Dominican Republic.
The project is being built by specialists of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Intec) at a cost of eight million pesos provided by the Fondo Nacional de Innovación de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Fondocyt) of the Mescyt.
This was stated in a document by Mescyt's Director of Scientific Research, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Peña, who said that the technicians working on the project intend to place the device in orbit this year 2022.
He emphasized that the launching of the satellite will depend on the adjustments made by Intec's technicians. The official explained that the construction of the satellite takes two years.
"The satellite will not only study the sargasso problem but also other aspects related to climate", he said.
According to the information, his declarations were made on the final day of the XVII Congress of Scientific Research, in which more than 400 specialists from 30 countries participated in Santo Domingo.
For his part, the head of Mescyt, Franklin Fermín, assured that the conclave is part of the policies promoted by the organization he directs in line with the government plan promoted by President Luis Abinader.