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India and Argentina to deepen its cooperation in the space field

By Financial Express

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has invited Argentina´s National Commission for Space Activities (CONAE) to consider India for future launches of their satellites.

A top diplomat has confirmed to Financial Express Online that, “ During the fifth round of Foreign Office Consultations that took place last month (Sept 10, 2020), ISRO expressed its interest in receiving cooperation related to the Argentine satellites SAOCOM, particularly in accessing data produced by the SAOCOM.”

There is a bilateral Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Pacific Use of Outer Space entered into force in September 2018, and the space agencies of both countries have made positive progress in the dialogue.

What is the main objective of the Outer Space Agreement?

“Its main objective is to promote cooperation between the two countries in the field of outer space research and use of the outer space for peaceful purposes. The Agreement includes a whole range of cooperation in the areas of remote sensing of Earth, satellite communications, satellite systems development for research, applications and commercial purposes, ground the infrastructure of space systems and education and training in space science, technology and applications” explained the diplomat quoted above.

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