In the wake of the launch of a Brazilian satellite by ISRO, India and Italy have decided to explore opportunities in the field of Earth observation, space science and robotic exploration and human.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) held a virtual bilateral meeting with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) on Wednesday, as part of its strategy to strengthen international partnerships.
ISRO President and Department of Space Secretary (DoS) K Sivan and ASI President Giorgio Saccoccia led their respective delegations.
“The two sides reviewed the ongoing cooperation and agreed to form more thematic working groups to explore opportunities for cooperation in the fields of Earth observation, space science, robotic exploration and human exploration, ”said Bengaluru-based ISRO, in a statement.
On February 28, ISRO successfully launched the Brazilian 637 kg Amazonia-1 satellite aboard the PSLV-C51 rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport.
Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marcos Pontes visited the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) at ISRO, Sriharikota in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, about 100 km from Chennai, and attended the launch.
The Minister and his delegation …
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