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India, Portugal Shake Hands on Space Cooperation

© Photo : RoscosmosView of the Earth from space
View of the Earth from space - Sputnik International
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Lisbon agreed with Portuguese authorities on creation of alliance to advance space research, the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C38, carrying Cartosat-2 and 30 other satellites, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, June 23, 2017 - Sputnik International
India Successfully Launches Rocket With 31 Satellites - Space Agency
NEW DELH (Sputnik) — India, Portugal sing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of space, according to the statement.

"During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lisbon, the two sides signed MoUs for creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance and for advancing collaborative research," the statement read, adding that the countries are set to cooperate on developing the nano and micro satellites.

The sides also intend to create a Center on the Azores Archipelago — the Atlantic International Research Center, according to the statement.

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