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Azercosmos and Brazilian Space Agency sign MOU for space initiatives

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Azercosmos and Brazilian Space Agency sign MOU for space initiatives

Azercosmos and the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on space cooperation.

The MoU envisages Brazil-Azerbaijan collaboration in space science, technology, and application and will serve as an instrument to establish a framework for future cooperation in the domain of outer space.

Under this MOU, Azercosmos and AEB will explore ways to support socio-economic development in both countries through satellite imagery data in areas related to: agriculture, water resources, urban and regional planning, environmental assessment, land cover mapping, disaster monitoring, mapping of natural resources, maritime and terrestrial monitoring, geospatial systems, as well as communications on satellite ground stations.

The two organizations will also study the use of academic and training opportunities for personnel and broaden student participation at the development program from both countries in the fields of space science, technologies, and applications.

Samaddin Asadov, Chairman of Azercosmos, emphasized the importance of cooperation with Brazil in the space sector. “With this MoU and our closer partnership, we hope to achieve our vision of boosting Azerbaijan’s space industry and supporting space-related activities,” he added.

“Azerbaijan has huge potential in the space sector, which can be successfully used for the development of various areas, including scientific research, technological innovation, education, and the economy,” head of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) Marco Antonio Chamon noted.

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