Mr. Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut to fly into space and dock onto the ISS in 2006, and currently the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Brazilian government, alongside the Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE Mr. Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja, called on the uSky Test & Certification Center as part of the Brazilian Space Agency delegation visit.
High-ranking delegates and accompanying representatives of the Brazilian Space Agency got acquainted with the unique features of uSky Transport & Infrastructure Technology, learned the details of the production and operation of passenger and cargo transport with an automated control system and artificial intelligence. Dr. Anatoli Unitsky personally made a presentation for the guests: he talked about high-speed EV uPods, explained what types of track structure exist – flexible, semi-rigid, rigid, and also explained what is the advantage of uSky over such modes of transport as monorail and metro – tenfold lesser cost of production and following operation.
The distinguished guests also visited the operator's room used to control uSky transport. Having personally been convinced of the safety of the uCar, the delegates took a test drive, appreciating the comfort and reliability of the presented vehicle.
The guests were amazed to learn that this uCar model is made as a special tropical version, able to work in climates where the air temperature in the shade reaches + 50 °C, which is undoubtedly a very relevant factor for the countries of South America.
uSky Transport is a multi-faceted company that seeks to develop not only string transport, but has the ability to change the way people think about the space industry. For this reason, Minister Marcos Pontes, as a professional astronaut, was incredibly impressed by the presentation of the geospace transport and infrastructure complex for the non-rocket near space exploration – the "General Planetary Vehicle." This is a technology which makes it possible to significantly reduce the cost of taking a cargo into space, as well as to increase the volume of cargo delivered in one flight to 10 million tons, in order to create and maintain the near-Earth space industry, while not causing serious harm to the environment, unlike standard launch vehicles.
At the end of the meeting, the guests from Brazil expressed their hope for possible future cooperation and gratitude for the warm welcome at the uSky Test & Certification Center.