Irish National Space Centre & Roscomos sign agreement
The agreement, signed by Roscosmos Deputy Head Sergey Saveliev and Rory Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive, National Space Centre, provides a framework for both entities to work together to develop projects in areas of mutual interest. Areas specified include:
OUTER SPACE exploration and research
SPACE DEBRIS monitoring, prevention and reduction
SATELLITE NAVIGATION and associated technologies
SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, TV and radio broadcasting and information technologies and services
GROUND SPACE infrastructure and its use
Signing the contract, Mr Rory Fitzpatrick said ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for National Space Centre and for Ireland, and begins a journey for Ireland to be part of future space activities while partnering with a global leader in this field. This will create many hi-tech jobs in this growth sector in Ireland.
Representatives from Roscosmos are due to visit National Space Centre at its base at Elfordstown Earthstation shortly to progress joint projects.