The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved great success with the Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1 missions. Now, India and the US have formed an exciting partnership to send Indian astronauts into space in 2024. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden announced this collaboration after their meeting at the G20 summit. They revealed that ISRO and NASA are in discussions about jointly visiting the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024 and are also working on a plan to cooperate in sending individuals into space. The finalization of this plan is expected by the end of 2023.
But that’s not all. India and the US also plan to work together to protect the planet and the objects we send into space, such as satellites. They want to keep an eye on asteroids and objects that come close to Earth and make sure they don’t cause disasters. According to a WION report, the US is even planning to help India track these objects through the Minor Planet Centre.
Biden praises India’s space milestones
President Biden also had good words for India. He congratulated Prime Minister Modi and all scientists and engineers of ISRO for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the South Pole of the Moon. He also hailed the launch of India’s first solar mission Aditya-L1. It seems like they all work well together.
A vision of space exploration
In their previous meeting in the US, the leaders decided that NASA and ISRO should come up with a plan to jointly visit space by humans by the end of 2023. They were excited about it then, and they’re even more excited now. thence. They are also excited about a satellite called Nisar that will launch from India in 2024 and help us learn more about our planet.
President Biden also liked India signing something called the Artemis Accords. These agreements are about space exploration for the benefit of everyone on Earth. So it’s not just about going to space; it’s about making space work for all of us. That’s pretty cool.