Cabinet okays two MoUs with South Africa
14/09/2018 09:33

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 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 MoU was signed in Johannesburg on 26th July 2018.

The area of cooperation under this MoUs include, 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 Cooperation under this MoU shall be carried out in the planning and implementation of joint space projects of mutual benefit and interest; establishment, operation and maintenance of ground stations for supporting space activities.

According to Cabinet statement, signing of this MoU shall enable pursuing the potential areas of cooperation such as space science, technology and applications including remote sensing of the earth, satellite communication and satellite-based navigation; space science and planetary exploration; use of spacecraft and space systems and ground systems; and application of space technology.