Department of Aerospace Science and Technology Type: Government Abbreviation: Administration: Founded: 1953 Launchers: Spacecraft: Country: BRA The Brazilian Department of Science and Aerospace Technology is the national military research center for aviation and space flight. It is subordinated to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). It coordinates all technical and scientific activities related to the aerospace sector in which there are interests by the Ministry of Defence. It was established in 1953. It currently employs several thousand civilian and military personnel.