Australia keen to strengthen space ties with India

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are now looking to update this MoU to promote more agencies

Australia keen to strengthen space ties with India
Australia keen to strengthen space ties with India

Australia keen to strengthen space ties with India

Australia and India have been partnering in Space since 1987 and had signed an MoU in 2012 to extend their cooperation in even the civil space science, technology and education sectors. The Australian Space Agency (ASA) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are now looking to update this MoU to promote more agencies.

They also aim to encourage the private sector to work together for the mutual benefit of both countries. Times of India quoted Anthony Murfett, deputy head, Australian Space Agency as saying that Australia welcomes India’s announcement to open up the space sector and sees great synergies and opportunities for collaboration between the two nations.

At an exclusive webinar on the Australian Space Ecosystem, both Australian and Indian panelists emphasized the strong possibilities for collaboration. The webinar highlighted the importance of Australia and India’s potential partnership to promote peaceful use of outer space. This will enable them to achieve a safe, prosperous and secure future for both nations, the region and beyond.