29 Feb '16, 4am

India-US set up Space Cooperation Mechanism

India-US set up Space Cooperation Mechanism

NEW DELHI: A bilateral mechanism for sharing information for tracking movements of satellites, avoiding collisions and identifying potential threats to space and ground assets has been set up by Delhi and Washington as part of their growing space partnership. Indian and American delegations met here last week for exploring an arrangement for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) - a programme for monitoring space environment and track potential hazards and security threats. It is also understood that a bilateral mechanism for sharing data from each other's satellites for Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) was also discussed by two sides. "One potential area we are continuing to look at is cooperation on SSA and collision avoidance," Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary in charge of Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance in US State Department, said at a conference here...

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