Headlines > News > Russia, Ireland Sign Space Cooperation Memorandum

Russia, Ireland Sign Space Cooperation Memorandum

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:33 am via: RIA Novosti
Share
More share options
Tools
Tags

Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and Ireland’s National Space Center have signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation in space exploration.

“The memorandum reaffirms the strive of both countries to promote the development of bilateral cooperation in the area of space exploration in the framework of 1967 Outer Space Treaty and other international treaties on peaceful space exploration,” Roscosmos said in a statement on Thursday.

The document also outlines basic principles and conditions of Russian-Irish cooperation in scientific space research, satellite navigation and Earth remote sensing.

Ireland joined the European Space Agency (ESA) in December 1980 to become the 11th member.

The country contributed 15.6 million euros (about $20 mln) or 0.4% to the ESA budget in 2012.

A growing number of Irish companies are becoming active in the European space program, with a strong focus on technology innovation.

In November 2011, Russia and Ireland signed an agreement at the 8th Russian-Irish Joint Economic Commission in Moscow to work together across a range of Space and Physics related programs.

Copyright 2012 RIA Novosti. All rights reserved.

No comments
Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article!
Leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.
© 2014 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use