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Space Agreement Between India And US

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The space agencies of India and US have signed an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.

The agreement was signed by agencies’ two leaders at the 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto.

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, arrived in orbit at Mars on 24 September to image the planet and study its atmosphere.

It was preceded by the American Maven satellite by two days. the US orbiter will also investigate the Mars’ atmosphere.

The Toronto charter sets up a working group, which, among its activities, will explore ways for the two Red Planet missions to work together.

The joint Nasa-Isro Synthetic Aperture Radar mission (NISAR) will detail land change on Earth.