India considering proposals for collaborations, cooperation in space research with more countries: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that India is considering proposals for collaborations and cooperation in space research with more countries through joint experiments and creating platforms for inflow of expertise.

New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that India is considering proposals for collaborations and cooperation in space research with more countries through joint experiments and creating platforms for inflow of expertise.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, the Minister informed that building and development of satellites, planetary exploration, training and capacity building in space technology applications are some of the specific areas in which collaboration and cooperation could be possible in future.

Jitendra Singh said, as part of the space sector reforms, the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) is created to ensure greater participation of private sector in space activities.

He said, while ISRO will largely focus on developing newer technologies, undertaking technology demonstrator missions, first-of-its kind satellites, space science missions, human space flights while ensuring continuity of missions to cater to national imperatives, New Space India Limited (NSIL) is entrusted with the realization operational satellites, launch vehicles and services.

first published:Dec. 2, 2021, 6:09 p.m.

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