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Russia, Israel may jointly develop RS satellite

Moscow, Russia: Russia will consider the options of making several communication satellites and the joint development of a remote sensing satellite in partnership with Israel, according to Anatoly Perminov, head of Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

Perminov said, however, the signing of a space cooperation agreement with Israel will be put off “for some time.” “We have permission from the government to sign it but presently the Israeli side suggests postponing it. We have no objections,” he said.

Earlier, local media reported that the Israeli Space Agency and Roscosmos might sign a framework agreement on March 27. It was expected to be similar to Israel’s agreements with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.

Russia and Israel has been cooperating extensively in development of high-technological hardware, and Russia has purchased Israeli-made unmanned drones for its security services.

Source: TMC