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India, Brazil plan space research

Tuesday 27 January 2004

Article paru dans le Times of India, ?dition en ligne du mardi 27 janvier 2004.

BANGALORE: India will launch a Brazilian micro-satellite for atmospheric studies and the two countries will embark on joint research projects in space and atmospheric sciences soon.

On Sunday, the two countries signed an agreement to this effect. They will exchange proposals for remote sensing applications and set up a ground station in Brazil for receiving remote-sensing data from the Indian Space Research Organisation’s remote-sensing satellite, Resourcesat-1.

India and Brazil signed the framework agreement in Delhi for cooperation "in the field of outer space," says ISRO, whose headquarters is here.

The agreement was signed by external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha and Brazil’s minister of external relations Celso Amorim, in the presence of Prime Minister Vajpayee and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Besides this, another agreement on the programme of cooperation between space agencies of the two countries was also signed by ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) president Luiz Bevilacqua.

ISRO and AEB signed an agreement in March 2002 to provide an umbrella for space cooperation between the two countries. Several discussions have been held for identifying areas of mutual interest.

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