National Space Act : ISRO initiates process to regulate space activities in India



By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has initiated a process of formulating a National Space Act for India for regulating space activities in India, MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh said yesterday.

“ISRO is presently implementing the space debris mitigation guidelines endorsed by the United Nations in design and operation of all its space systems,” Singh said, and added, “ISRO is also actively participating with various international fora for conducting relative analysis of new techniques for debris removal. “

Towards this, a two day national workshop was held n January at ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore in which experts from across the country participated. A draft version was also prepared, which is under consultation with experts.

India has also signed co-operation agreements with 35 countries for peaceful uses of outer space.

Five international treaties on outer space activities formulated under the aegis of United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space are already in place.