India, Australia have great scope for collaboration in space: Australian Space Agency head

India and Australia will have great opportunities to collaborate in the space sector, said Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency. He welcomed the Indian government’s decision to privatise the space industry.

“Australia sees great synergies and opportunities for collaboration between the two nations,” said Murfett at a virtual meeting on building Australia-India collaboration in space on Wednesday.

He also congratulated the Indian Government on the Gaganyaan human space flight programme said “it is an inspiration to all people, and Australia is looking into how we can support this important mission.”

During the webinar, Australian and Indian panelists emphasised the strong possibilities for collaboration between the two nations.

Australia and India have been partnering since 1987 to support data calibration and laser raging for Indian satellites, launching Australian satellites, and conducting joint research.

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