13 Sep 2019

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bolivia

Source: Press Information Bureau

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Bolivia on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes.

Key Highlights

  • This MoU shall enable the following potential interest areas of cooperation such as;         
  1. Space science, technology, and applications including remote sensing of the earth 
  2. Satellite communication and satellite-based navigation 
  3. Space science and planetary exploration 
  4. Use of spacecraft and space systems and ground system and 
  5. Application of space technology.
  • This MoU would lead to set up a Joint Working Group, drawing members from ISRO and the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE), which will further work out the plan of action including the time-frame and the means of implementing this MoU.
  • Benefits: This MoU would lead to developing a joint activity in the field of application of space technologies for the benefit of humanity.  Thus all sections and regions of the country will get benefited.

Major Impact:

The signed MoU will provide impetus to explore newer research activities and application possibilities in the field of remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication; satellite navigation; space science and planetary exploration.