61 Countries, 5 Multilateral Bodies Engaged in Space Cooperation: Govt

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GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 8th Feb. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State Science & Technology, said on Thursday that 61 nations and five multilateral entities have signed space cooperative agreements with India.

The collaborations span satellite remote sensing, navigation, communication, space science, and planetary exploration, alongside capacity building initiatives.

Key partnerships include joint satellite missions with NASA (USA) and CNES (France), with projects like ‘NISAR’ and ‘TRISHNA’ in advanced and initial stages, respectively.

Additionally, ISRO and JAXA (Japan) are exploring lunar polar missions.

India’s Space Policy 2023 and the India National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) empower the private sector to innovate and participate in the space domain.

ISRO’s international collaborations aim to enhance programmatic capabilities, expand data resources, and foster expertise exchange.

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