- What are the objectives of ISRO’s International Cooperation?
ISRO is pursuing international cooperation with space agencies and space related bodies with the objectives of enhancing the capacity of Indian space program, strengthening diplomatic relations and formulating global guidelines on space.
- What is the spread of ISRO’s International Cooperation?
ISRO cooperates with space entities of both space faring and space aspiring countries. Space cooperative documents at country level and space agency level are with 59 countries and 5 multilateral bodies till June 2021.
- What are the major areas of ISRO’s international cooperation?
Realisation of joint satellite missions; accommodation of payloads/instruments in Indian satellites; establishment of ground station in other countries to support ISRO’s missions; sharing of satellite data and expertise; and contribution to the global initiatives on disaster management are some of the major areas of cooperation.
- Whether ISRO has Ground Stations outside India?
ISRO is operating Telemetry Tracking and Tele-Command (TTC) ground stations in Indonesia, Brunei and Mauritius. ISRO also operates remote sensing data reception station in Antarctica.
- Which are all the major joint-satellites realized through international cooperation?
ISRO has jointly realized two satellites with CNES (French national space agency), viz., Megha-Tropiques(launched in 2011) and SARAL(launched in 2013).
- What is UNNATI?
UNAATI - UNispace Nanosatellite Assembly &Training by ISRO – is one of the UNISPACE+50 initiatives announced by ISRO. Under this programme, ISRO is offering two-month training on Nano Satellite building to international participants. Till now, ISRO trained 59 officials of 33 countries in two batches under this programme.
- Whether ISRO is providing training on space technology applications to officials from other nations?
ISRO provides training in space technology applications for professionals and students from Asia-Pacific region through the UN affiliated Centre for Space Science Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), both located in Dehradun.
- Whether ISRO has office outside India?
ISRO has established ISRO technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) in Indian Embassies at Washington, Paris and Moscow. ISRO officials are deputed on rotational basis to these units and they work as ISRO Technical Liaison Officers / Counsellor (Space) in the respective Indian Embassies.
- Whether India is signatory to UN treaties related to space?
India signed and ratified the Outer Space Treaty, Rescue Agreement, Liability Convention, and Registration Convention. India has signed the Moon Treaty, but not ratified it.
- Whether ISRO is a member of any international organization?
ISRO is member to many international organisation for space matters including IAF, APRSAF, CEOS, COSPAR, IADC, ICG, CGMS and ISECG.
- How ISRO is pursuing international cooperation in space science & planetary exploration?
ISRO is pursuing international cooperation in space science and planetary exploration by accommodating scientific instruments from other countries in ISRO’s missions and also sharing data from the space science missions to the international scientific community through Indian Space Science Data Center.
- Whether ISRO is supporting international efforts on disaster management?
ISRO is a signatory of International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” and APRSAF initiative Sentinel Asia. Through these platforms, ISRO supports the disaster management activities across the globe by sharing satellite data and expertise. ISRO is also part of the Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (SASAR) Programme and providing operational services to the users in India and seven neighboring countries since 1998.