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ISRO And JAXA Cooperation In Earth Observation

ISRO And JAXA Cooperation In Earth Observation:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reviewed cooperation in earth observation, lunar cooperation, and satellite navigation.

  • They also agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in “space situational awareness and professional exchange program”.
  • Both agencies signed an Implementing Arrangement for collaborative activities on rice crop area and air quality monitoring using satellite data.
  • India and Japan are already working on a joint lunar polar exploration (LUPEX) mission.
  • LUPEX aims to send a lander and rover to the Moon’s south pole around 2024.
  • India and Italy have decided to explore opportunities in earth observation, space science, and robotic and human exploration.
  • India and Australia signed an amendment to the MoU which will build on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
  • Both countries are also in discussions for Australia to host vital tracking infrastructure to support the Gaganyaan manned space flight mission.

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