MoU Between ISRO and Canadian Space Agency Approved by Union Cabinet [ Current Affairs ]


Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has been approved by the Union Cabinet on cooperation in the field of outer space and in this regard the MoU was signed by two parties in Ottawa, Canada in April 2015.

  • It will lead to establishment of joint team, drawing members from CSA and ISRO.
  • The plan of action will work out in the joint team including defining and examining compliant projects and the time-frame.
  • It will also offer opportunities for varied research and progress in the field of peaceful uses of space technologies.


  • While implementing Arrangements in the field of Satellite Tracking Network Operations the successful space cooperation between ISRO and CSA is being disturbed.
  • In December 2003 and June 2004 these agreements are in the field of the ultra Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) Detector Subsystem of the ASTROSAT astronomy mission.
  • They also seek to future cooperation in and use of external space technology for peaceful resolutions to support technological and scientific development and the links between India and Canada at government, industrial and academic levels.

- Published on: June 16, 2016