BRICS deal on cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing

Editor1 Sep 10 2021 Current Affairs

The space agencies of BRICS nations have concurred with one another to sign a Framework Agreement in order to formalize the cooperation on building a ‘virtual constellation of remote sensing satellites’, made up of satellites contributed by BRICS space agencies. Technical facets with respect to identifying the satellites and the ground stations for the initial virtual constellation were discussed by the Space Agencies of the respective nations..

    The purpose of the proposed virtual constellation is to get access to satellite remote sensing data, which could be used by the individual BRICS nations for various applications including natural resources management and disaster management.

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