India, US to collaborate on Mars, Moon missions

March 24, 2013

ISRO to work with NASA.

By American Bazaar Staff

Indian Space Research organization (ISRO) and National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) have agreed to cooperate on future missions to the Moon and Mars after successful collaboration in Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission.

“Building on NASA’s collaboration in India’s highly successful Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission in 2008, NASA and ISRO agreed to explore further cooperative space exploration work, including future missions to the Moon and Mars,” NASA and ISRO said in a joint statement.

 

“To this end the working group agreed to continue discussions in planetary science and Heliophysics to identify areas of potential cooperation,” the statement said, adding, “the value of bilateral cooperation was well reflected, for instance, through the inclusion of two NASA instruments on the successful Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission, which led to significant discoveries about lunar surface characteristics,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said Thursday at the fourth US-India Civil Space Joint Working Group meeting in Washington.

The use of US and Indian earth observation satellite data has produced information yielding a broad range of benefits, including improved weather and monsoon forecasting, disaster management and response, improved agricultural and natural resource use and better understanding of weather patterns and climate change.




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