Chile was involved in supporting space activities, since its early days. A NASA station located in Peldehue (near Santiago) marked the beginning of its involvement. However it took until the 90’s for Chile to launch its first experimental satellites FASat-alfa and FASat-bravo. Currently the Earth Observation Satellite Fasat-Charlie (launched in the end of 2011) is reaching its nominal lifetime, still providing images with the highest resolution in South America. Discussion are on their way for a successor mission are on their way and 2016 should see some actions in this field, also during the year the lanch of the country’s first CubeSat SUCHAI is anticipated. Currently there is no active civilian space agency, discussion at different levels regarding its creation on their way. For the time being the institution in charge of space affairs is the Council of Ministers for Space Development.