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

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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.

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India to Launch its Own Space Station, Says ISRO Chief

The project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission

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India would have its own space station, ISRO chief K. Sivan said here on Thursday. The project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.

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“We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme after the launch of (the) human space mission. In this context, India is planning to have its own space station,” Sivan told reporters. (IANS)

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