The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) will
soon launch a Brazilian micro satellite to conduct atmospheric
studies. In addition, ISRO will also set up a ground station
in Brazil for receiving remote sensing data from Resourcesat
1, its remote sensing satellite.
to the terms of an agreement signed on January 25,2004,
at New Delhi between ISRO and Brazilian Space Agency,
the two organisations will conduct joint research in space
and atmospheric sciences and also exchange proposals for
remote sensing applications.
collaboration between the two space agencies is the outcome
of the Framework Agreement signed on the eve of Republic
Day between the governments of India and New Delhi for
cooperation in the field of outer space. The agreement
was signed by Yashwant Sinha,
minister of External Affairs and Luis Inacio Lula da Silva,
the Brazilian president, during his visit to India for
the Republic Day celebrations.