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Italian and Argentine Space Agencies Renew Collaborative Agreement

By Caleb Henry | May 24, 2016
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      ASI and CONAE sign new letter of intent for collaboration in space. Photo: ASI

      [Via Satellite 05-24-2016] The Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) and Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) have signed a new agreement to renew their collaboration in space. The two space agencies emphasized their commitment to the Italo-Argentine System of Satellites for Emergency Management (SIASGE) through a letter of intent. SIASGE is designed to respond to the needs of civilian communities in the two countries as well as the international community, in the sectors of environmental risk monitoring and management, emergency management and applications in both the scientific and commercial spheres.

      In the letter of intent, ASI and CONAE emphasized that, in the field of emergency prevention and management, the SIASGE satellite system represents an absolute priority in both countries. The agencies also committed to intensifying and strengthening bilateral cooperation in the space sector for peaceful purposes, and reiterated their mutual interest in promoting joint commercialization of SIASGE data throughout the world. Lastly, the letter of intent foresees a broadening of the SIASGE cooperation to the respective second generation satellite systems, Cosmo-SkyMed and SAOCOM.