Nellore: Space agencies of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — signed an agreement to share remote sensing satellite data on Wednesday. India holds the chair of BRICS.
According to ISRO, this agreement enables in building a virtual constellation of specified remote sensing satellites of BRICS space agencies, and their respective ground stations will receive the data.
This will contribute to strengthening multilateral cooperation among BRICS space agencies in meeting the challenges faced by mankind, such as global climate change, major disasters and environmental protection.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary (CPV&OIA), India's BRICS Sherpa, of the ministry of external affairs and other officials.
Dr K. Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation and secretary, department of space; Zhang Kejian, administrator, China National Space Administration (CNSA); Dr Val Munsami, chief executive officer, South African National Space Agency (SANSA); Carlos Augusto Teixeira De Moura, President, Brazilian Space Agency (AEB); and Dr Dmitry Rogozin, Director General, State Space Corporation Roscosmos; signed the agreement.