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ISRO, ASA meet for Gaganyaan’s ground station

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jun 8, 2022, 12:53 pm IST
Updated Jun 8, 2022, 1:24 pm IST
Isro Chairman Dr S. Somanath (Twitter)
 Isro Chairman Dr S. Somanath (Twitter)

NELLORE: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and Australian Space Agency (ASA) exchanged thoughts during a virtual meeting on Tuesday. Isro chairman S. Somanath and ASA chief Enrico Palermo led discussions for their respective sides.

They both expressed happiness over progress in ongoing discussions on establishing Isro’s ground station in Australia to support Gaganyaan mission. They also discussed other potential areas of working together, including Australia’s International Space Investment initiative, Isro’s establishing ground stations in Australia for receiving satellite data, integrity monitoring of NavIC satellites, and organising a joint workshop to promote interaction among space entities of both nations.

On Tuesday, Dominican Republic’s ambassador to India David Puig called on the Isro chairman, expressing a strong desire to learn from India’s vast experience in harnessing space technology for national development through access to satellite data, training and capacity building in space technology applications.

Isro assured Dominican Republic of all possible support through training programmes and joint activities, such as building small satellites and remote sensing applications.

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