Space (2019 | Issue 1)

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India and Germany enjoy a strategic partnership that both countries greatly value. Over the past few decades, Indo-German collaboration has deepened on many fronts, including space. What’s Up, Germany? brings you Indo-German cooperation in space.

Today, Germany is India’s second-most important research partner worldwide. In the space sector, research and the peaceful use of atomic energy form the basis of our cooperation. Intergovernmental Science and Technology Cooperation Agreements signed in 1971 and 1974 paved the way for cooperation—between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and between research institutions and universities. ISRO and DLR actively work together through joint workshops, inter-agency agreements and an exchange of scientists. A number of ISRO’s satellites use DLR’s ground stations in Weilheim and Neustrelitz to transmit data.