Polish Space Agency signs letter of intent with Israeli partner

The Polish Space Agency (POLSA) has signed a letter of intent for tightening cooperation in space research with the Israel Space Agency (ISA), PAK informed PAP on Thursday.

The cooperation of POLSA and ISA will encompass projects developed by both countries in areas such as: robotics, advanced sensors and satellite systems and sub-systems.

According to the communique, the document aims at tightening cooperation regarding scientific projects and space technologies, exploration and the utilisation of outer space as well as organising events in support of start-ups entering the space market. Both agencies have agreed on preparing a project of formal cooperation, which will include a description of the bilateral cooperation and involved entities.

"Israel is a valuable partner: as the world's third most innovative economy, the international leader in miniaturisation of space technologies and as a country which since the 1980s successfully supports the growth of its start-ups," said Grzegorz Brona, the CEO of POLSA.

The leaders of POLSA and ISA met to sign a letter of intent for tightening the cooperation in space during the 61th Session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS).

The letter is yet another document tightening bilateral cooperation between POLSA and another national space agency.

The Polish agency has already signed cooperation agreements with six space agencies: France (CNES), Italy (ASI), Ukraine (NSAU) Brazil (AEB), China (CNSA) and Mexico (AEM).

The Polish Space Agency is a government body established in 2014. The Agency participates in the implementation of Poland's strategic goals, supporting the use of satellite systems and the development of space technologies.

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