India is gearing up to expand its space cooperative relationship with Italy by taking advantage of opportunities in earth observation, space science, robotics and human exploration.
“At a bilateral meeting in virtual mode with the Italian Space Agency (ISA) on Wednesday, we agreed to form a thematic working group to work on earth observation, space science and robotics and human exploration,” said the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). ) in the statement here.
The virtual meeting was chaired by ISRO Chairman K. Sivan and ISA President Giorgio Saccoccia.
The expansion of its space cooperation with Italy comes days after India launched the 637 kg Brazilian Amazonia-1 satellite aboard a PSLV-C51 rocket from the ISRO spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, about 90 km northeast of Chennai on February 28.
Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes, who witnessed the launch at the space port, offered to improve space relations with India. “Brazil has requested India’s support in procuring materials and systems for its launch vehicle program,” the statement said.
Cooperation on space missions using the fourth stage of the ISRO polar satellite launch vehicle (PLSV) orbital platform to study the weather was discussed at a meeting with the Brazilian delegation.
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