India- Australia Space Cooperation

Why is it in News?
  • The ISRO and space agency of Australia were working together to host Indian tracking facilities in Australia temporarily.
  • It is intended to deepen cooperation in civil space activities.
  • Activities include earth observation and data analytics, robotics, and space life sciences.
  • This would support India’s planned human space flight programme.
  • GaganYaan mission:
(1) Mission will be operated by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
(2) It is human space flight mission by 2022.
  • India-Australia MoU, 2012:
(1) It is related to space cooperation.
(2) It was to deepen support data calibration and laser raging for Indian satellites, launching Australian satellites, and conducting joint research.

Posted by Jawwad Kazi on 21st Nov 2020