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The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and the State Space Agency of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the exploration and peaceful use of outer space

on 28 April 2017

On 27 April 2017, Mr. Marius – Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and Mr. Golub Oleksandr, First Deputy Head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two states, committing to cooperate for the exploration and peaceful use of outer space.

The representatives of the two agencies, together with representatives from the scientific and industrial communities of both countries, met at the ROSA Headquarters, in Bucharest.

The Memorandum was signed taking into account the wish of both states to strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation and to establish effective forms of bilateral cooperation that generate social, economic and cultural benefits to the citizens of both countries. The Memorandum was also based on the common interest in expanding the use of outer space for peaceful purposes and to preserve open access to international collaboration exclusively for peaceful uses. 

The two agencies committed to collaborate on fields such as:

- basic space science, meteorology, remote sensing, geophysics, astronomy and others;
- scientific and technical space instruments;
- microsatellites and minisatellites for scientific and commercial purposes;
- onboard remote sensing systems;
- space telecommunications and transportation systems;
- satellites for scientific purposes;
- ground infrastructure;
- satellite communication systems;
- advanced space technology;
- cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Memorandum also identified specific ways of meeting these objectives.

Image credit: The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

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