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  • 15 March, 2021

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ISRO-JAXA Virtual Meeting

ISRO-JAXA Virtual Meeting

ISRO and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) held a virtual meeting.

Key Takeaways :

  • They have signed an Implementing Arrangement for collaborative activities on rice crop area and air quality monitoring using satellite data.
  • The agencies also reviewed ongoing cooperation to launch a joint lunar polar exploration (LUPEX) mission.

About LUPEX Mission:

  • LUPEX is a robotic lunar mission by ISRO and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
  • The mission aims to send a lunar rover and lander to explore the South Pole region of the Moon in 2024.
  • It will also test lunar night survival capabilities for sustainable lunar exploration in the South Pole region of the moon.
  • JAXA is likely to provide the H3 launch vehicle and the rover. While ISRO would be responsible for the lander for this mission.

India’s Space Cooperation with other countries:

  • India and Italy have decided to explore opportunities in earth observation, space science, and robotic and human exploration.
  • India and Australia may host vital tracking infrastructure to support the Gaganyaan manned space flight mission.

Source: TH


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