USA and India signed a cooperation agreement to explore Mars

After India’s “Manjialian” spacecraft arrived in orbit of Mars, the United States began to be further emphasis on India’s space potential. 30, 2009, space agencies of the United States and India signed an agreement on the same day, announced that it will expand cooperation in the exploration of Mars and other fields.

USA and India signed a cooperation agreement to explore Mars

“Manjialian” spacecraft

After India’s “Manjialian” spacecraft arrived in orbit of Mars, the United States began to be further emphasis on India’s space potential. 30, 2009, space agencies of the United States and India signed an agreement on the same day, announced that it will expand cooperation in the exploration of Mars and other fields.

NASA said in a statement, NASA director Charles Bolden and the Indian Space Research Organisation South Main 席拉达克里什 day in Canada during the International Astronautical Congress attended the signing of cooperation documents, one of the main content is The two countries will establish a joint working group on Mars.

The statement said that the working group will meet once a year to explore the many ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of exploration of Mars, one of which is the possibility to carry out the task between the US-India cooperation in Mars observation study.

In addition, the United States and India space agency also signed a cooperation agreement Earth observation satellite project.

Deputy director of NASA said John Grunsfeld, NASA and Indian scientists in the field of space science has a long history of cooperation, new cooperation agreement will “significantly enhance” the relationship between the two space agencies.

President Barack Obama and visiting Indian Prime Minister Modi today held talks at the White House, a joint statement issued after the establishment of the Joint Working Group also welcomed.

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