Representative Office of Indian Space Department to Appear in Moscow
The representative office of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will open in Moscow. It will be done to develop interaction with the Russian colleagues on technical issues, the tvbrics.com correspondent reports with the reference to TASS.
"The division will cooperate with space departments and enterprises in Russia and neighboring countries, for achievement of synergy results", said Prakash Javadekar, the Indian Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
Russia and India are actively developing cooperation in space field. In July 2019, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yury Borisov declared that Russia will help India to get ready for the first national piloted flight.
"We gladly responded to the request of the Indian party to help them carry out launching of an Indian astronaut by 2022. The relevant agreement was signed, the work has been organized. The Indian party is very glad and expresses satisfaction with the organization of this work", said Borisov following the results of the meeting with the Foreign Minister of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
In 2018, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country is going to send to space an independent national crew by 2022. It is planned that the crew of three will be working on earth orbit for about 5-7 days. The to-be spaceship is named Gaganyaan, translated as the "Sky Vehicle".