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Russia To Work With Algeria On The Development Of Space Systems

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According to a statement by Glavcosmos, a Russian launch service provider and a subsidiary of the state corporation, Roscosmos, on Thursday, Russian rocket and space enterprises may assist Algeria to create its space systems.

The company said this after a meeting held yesterday between its Director-General, Dr Azzedine Oussedik, and representatives from the Algerian Space Agency, Roscosmos, Glavcosmos and All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Electromechanics (VNIIEM), an institute engaged in the creation of satellites for ecological, geological and meteorological observation.

The meeting highlighted discussions on prospects for bilateral cooperation between the agencies. A statement by the press service of Glavcosmos on Twitter hinted that “issues of future cooperation in the development of space systems ” were also part of the deliberations at the meeting.

The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) in recent times, has reached bilateral and multilateral cooperation actions with space forces, on the one hand, emerging countries on the other as well as developing countries in a bid to advance its national space programme. Parts of these efforts include three government cooperation agreements signed with Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales  (CONAE ), France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES, french: Centre national d’études spatiales) and State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU), as well as a non-government cooperation agreement with the UK based Wisscom Aerospace in March 2018. 

Image Source: Glavkosmos

The agency has Memorandums of Understanding and Cooperation with space agencies of Russia (Roscomos), China National Space Administration (CNSA), the United Kingdom (UK Space Agency), German Aerospace Center (DRL, German: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Syria’s General Organization of Remote Sensing (GORS), and CONAE.

Furthermore, it is finalising three agreements with the governments of China, Russia and South Africa, through their various space agencies.

ASAL has also ratified several multilateral cooperation under the United Nations, Africa and the Arab League.

Moscow and Algiers have partnered for years in the energy and security sectors, but seek to strengthen their relations through space cooperations.



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