ISRO and CUHP collaborate to analyze collision threats posed by ever-growing population of space objects | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the fields of Space Situational Awareness (SSA), astronomy and astrophysics.
Shantanu Bhatawdekar, Scientific Secretary, ISRO, and Sat Prakash Bansal, Vice Chancellor, CUHP, Dharamsala, signed the MoU on Thursday.
Continuous analysis of collision threats posed by the increasing number of space objects is essential to protect Indian space assets. Reliable Indian space activities require tracking and monitoring of these objects using observing facilities. This leads to a growing interest in space situational awareness and the need for capabilities to track and monitor operational satellites and non-functional uncontrolled space debris.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two organizations will pave the way for future collaborations between ISRO and CUHP to establish observation facilities, in particular ground-based optical sensors for space object tracking, exploration deep space, R&D related to astrophysics and Near-Earth Objects (NEO) .
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