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India to Develop and Launch Remote Sensing Satellite for Mexico

© AP PhotoThis photograph released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) carrying Brazil's Amazonia- 1 and other satellites lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.
This photograph released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) carrying Brazil's Amazonia- 1 and other satellites lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. - Sputnik India, 1920, 31.12.2022
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The Indian Space Research Organization has undertaken a number of collaborative projects with countries in Latin America, including Mexico.
India's Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced on Saturday that it will develop and launch a remote sensing satellite for Mexico. The move follows a meeting between the heads of the Mexican and Indian space agencies, during which cooperation in Earth observation was discussed.

“ISRO will work on this proposal with the Ministry of External Affairs' support. India’s interest in expanding space cooperation in the Latin American and Caribbean region through ALCE was also discussed,” ISRO said.

Mexico played a leading role in establishing the Latin American and Caribbean Space Agency (ALCE) in 2021.
The Mexican Space Agency also expressed appreciation for ISRO's development of a mobile application for forest fire monitoring, which was shared with the Mexican Forest Department.
This collaboration builds on an agreement signed between the ISRO and Mexico's National Institute of Aerospace Technology in 2017 to cooperate on satellite development and launch activities.
In 2018, ISRO launched the Mexican satellite Mexsat-1 (also known as Centenario) on its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, with the aim of providing telecommunications services to rural and remote areas of Mexico.
ISRO is reportedly interested in collaborating with Latin American countries to develop technologies that could be used for disaster risk prevention and reduction, as well as early warning apps for handling forest fires and improving agricultural productivity.
In addition, ISRO is reportedly interested in working with Latin American countries to provide internet services throughout the region by 2024. There is also the possibility of ISRO and Latin American agencies working together to build nano-satellites and provide affordable launch services for lunar or planetary missions in the future.
ISRO has conducted training programs for scientists and engineers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.
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