ASI signs MoU with ISA for development of joint SHALOM mission

ASI signs MoU with ISA for development of joint SHALOM mission

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The Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the joint Spaceborne Hyperspectral Applicative Land And Ocean (SHALOM) Mission. The agreement was signed at the Italian Embassy by the President of ASI Battiston and the Director General of ISA Menachem Kidron.

The use of space technologies is crucial to improve and secure several human activities such as environmental protection, disaster prevention, observation for food and agriculture support.

"This agreement is the result of the hard work of the dedicated Italian and Israeli professionals who joined together as a team to provide an outstanding tool which adds a new dimension to our current Earth observation capabilities. It is our goal that this will be utilized for the betterment of humanity" said Menachem Kidron, the Director General of the ISA.

Source: Space Ref