Russia, India sign space research pact

Nov 12, 2007

Russian and Indian space agencies announced their ministers have signed a joint lunar research and exploration pact.

Roskosmos chief Anatoly Perminov and G. Madhavan Nair, secretary of India's Department of Space and chairman of the Space Commission, signed the agreement, RIA Novosti reported Monday. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Moscow on an official visit.

Russian space agency officials said the country's first unmanned moon mission in 2010 would be strictly Russian but the second unmanned mission, which includes a lunar rover, would be carried out jointly with India in 2011.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Scientists launch CubeSats into radiation belts

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Scientists launch CubeSats into radiation belts

4 hours ago

Twin, pintsized satellites built in part at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center will be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:20 a.m. (EST) Thursday, January ...

Cassini catches Titan naked in the solar wind

4 hours ago

(Phys.org)—Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the solar wind. ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.