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Cabinet approves MoU with S Africa on exploration, uses of outer space

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Modi, has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between and on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes.

The MoU was signed in on July 26, 2018.

Under the MoU, the areas of cooperation include of the earth; communication and satellite-based navigation; Space science and planetary exploration; Use of spacecraft, launch vehicles, and ground systems; Practical applications of including and techniques; and other areas of cooperation which will be determined by the two parties.

The cooperation will be carried out in the form of planning and implementation of joint space projects of mutual benefit and interest; establishment, operation and maintenance of ground stations for supporting space activities; sharing of data, results of experiments, and scientific and technological information; joint research and developmental activities; exchange of technical and scientific personnel designated to participate in the cooperative programmes; in space science and technology, and space application programmes for societal purposes and organization of joint symposia, conferences and scientific meetings.

The signing of the MoU will enable pursuing the potential areas of cooperation such as space science, technology and applications including of the earth, communication and satellite-based navigation; space science and planetary exploration; use of spacecraft and and ground systems; and application of

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:00 IST