The union cabinet on Wednesday was briefed about the MoU between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on cooperation in outer space, an official statement said. “The union cabinet was apprised of the MoU between Department of Space, ISRO and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) on cooperation in the field of outer space,” a cabinet communique said. Also Read - Starlink satellite broadband service faces challenge in India, Elon Musk led company questionedAlso Read - Today's Google doodle is all about India's 'satellite man': Here's all you need to know
The MoU, signed in Ottawa on April 15, 2015, would lead to establishment of joint team, drawing members from ISRO and CSA, which will further work out the plan of action including examination and defining cooperative projects and the time-frame.
This will also provide opportunities for diverse research in the field of peaceful uses of space technologies.
The government in May gave a nod for signing a MoU between ISRO and the UAE Space Agency (UAESA), a move that will lead to setting up a Joint Working Group between the two agencies and help in cooperation in the exploration of outer space for peaceful purposes. The MoU would result in setting up a Joint Working Group with members from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and UAESA, which will further chalk out a plan of action including the time-frame and the means of implementing it. Promoting space cooperation between India and the UAE was highlighted during Modi’s visit to the UAE in August 2015 and also at the 11th meeting of India-UAE Joint Commission for Economic and Technical Cooperation held at New Delhi in September 2015.