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.


Subscribe to Our Newsletter

MOST SHARED

8-year-old Neev Saraf from Maryland raising $25,000 for Nepal earthquake victims

May 1st, 2015

Saraf has raised nearly $18,000 within 4 days.

Scientists discover new way of cooking rice to reduce calories by 50%

March 26th, 2015

How many use coconut oil to cook rice?

LATEST

Inaugural Pakistan Day parade in New Jersey to be held on August 16

July 29th, 2015

Avoids clash with India Day parade in New Jersey….

Bangladesh in turmoil, must stop persecuting Hindus: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

July 29th, 2015

Gabbard, Matt Salmon, Bob Dold condemn Bangladesh.

FEATURED : IN TECHNOLOGY

Zion Harvey, 8, from Maryland gets double-hand transplant
July 29th, 2015

Youngest ever patient to get such a transplant.

READ FULL STORY

In-focus - H4 Visa