ISRO-NASA Joint Mission: A major deal has been signed in the field of space amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to America. The US-India has signed the Artemis Accords. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have agreed on a joint mission to the International Space Station by 2024, the White House said on Thursday. The agreement advances a common approach to space exploration for the benefit of all mankind.
Actually, America wants to take humans to the moon by 2025. That’s why NASA also wants to work with ISRO. So far 25 countries have signed the Artemis agreement. India is now the 26th country. The Artemis Agreement brings together like-minded countries.
NASA and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are developing a strategic framework for Human Spaceflight Operations this year: Senior US Administration officials https://t.co/4HOpeVWMK7
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What is the Artemis Agreement?
The Artemis Agreement is a set of rules to be followed by countries exploring and using space. These rules are based on the 1967 Space Treaty (OST). It is designed to guide space exploration and use in the 21st century. It is a US-led effort to return humans to the Moon by 2025, with the ultimate goal of exploring Mars and beyond.
The White House official said NASA and ISRO are developing a strategic framework for human space flight cooperation this year. Apart from this, NASA and ISRO have agreed on a joint mission to the International Space Station in the year 2024.
Semiconductor mission: $ 800 million investment announced
Micron Technology has announced an investment of over $800 million with the support of the Indian National Semiconductor Mission. Which includes a $2.75 billion semiconductor assemble and test facility in India. A training program for 60,000 Indian engineers will also be organized in the country.
At the same time, it has been announced to work together on other technologies including 5G and open routing system for advanced telecommunication. This will also increase employment.
NASA had said – India a global power
Bhavya Lal, Assistant Administrator for Technology, Policy and Strategy in the NASA Office, had said ahead of PM Modi’s visit to the US that signing the Artemis agreement should be a priority for India. NASA realizes that India is a global power. India is one of the few countries that has been to the Moon, has been to Mars, it needs to be a part of the Artemis team.
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