The state Duma ratified the agreement on space exploration CIS

Госдума ратифицировала соглашение об исследовании космоса странами СНГ

The state Duma on Thursday ratified the agreement on joint activities of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

“The agreement is designed to establish the organizational framework for multilateral cooperation in this area, as well as facilitating the establishment of a legal framework for the development and conclusion between the parties and the parties to the joint arrangement agreements, and other agreements on specific areas of joint space activities”, – stated in the explanatory Memorandum to the relevant bill.

Explained that the ratification of the agreement will bring together the intellectual, scientific and industrial resources of the interested CIS countries in the field of basic and applied space research, creation and sharing of national systems of Earth remote sensing, space communications and broadcasting, development and application of satellite navigation technologies GLONASS and other satellite navigation systems.

In addition, the agreement’s entry into force will contribute to achieving the objectives of the state program “Space activities of Russia for 2013-2020”.
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