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Isro, Kuwait institute sign cooperation pact

21 January 2016

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), the premier organisation for space applications under the Department of Space, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research on cooperation in the area of outer space.

The DoS / Isro on Wednesday  appraised the union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the MoU between Isro and Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

The MoU will enable pursuing potential interest areas in both cooperative and commercial mode, including use of data from Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites by KISR for initiating a few research and application projects, training  and building and launching of remote sensing and communication satellites on commercial terms.

The MoU will lead to setting up of a joint working group, drawing members from Isro and KISR, which will further work out the plan of action, including the time-frame and the means of implementing this MoU.

Cooperation with KISR through this MoU will lead to developing a joint activity in the field of application of space technology for the benefit of humanity. Thus all sections and regions of the country will get benefited, according to a DoS release.

The MoU will provide impetus to explore newer research activities and application possibilities in the field of remote sensing of the earth, satellite communication, satellite navigation, space science and exploration of outer space.

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