India to work with South Africa and Brunei Darussalam for space application

India will work with South Africa and Brunei Darussalam for space cooperation in the field of space research, science and applications.

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Africa on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes.

The areas of cooperation under this MoU are: Remote sensing of the earth; Satellite communication and satellite-based navigation; Space science and planetary exploration; Use of spacecraft, launch vehicles, space systems and ground systems; Practical applications of space technology including geospatial tools and techniques; and other areas of cooperation to be determined by the parties.

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Brunei Darussalam on cooperation in the operation of telemetry tracking and telecom and station for satellite and launch vehicles, and for cooperation in the field of space research, science and applications.

The MoU enables India to continue to operate, maintain and augment its ground station meant for supporting India’s launch vehicle and satellite missions. This will also help India to share its experience and expertise in space activities through training of officials and students from Brunei Darussalam on space technology applications.

The MoU will provide impetus to explore newer research activities in ground station operations and training on space technology applications.

 

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