ROSCOSMOS on the Implementation of “The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters”

On 27 October 2021, on the sidelines of the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the ROSCOSMOS State Space Corporation presented a report on the results of the implementation of the “The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters”.

A paper titled “ROSCOSMOS and the Charter Cooperation” was presented by Andrey Kuklin of the Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) and of the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ).

NTs OMZ carries out acquisition, recording, processing, archiving, cataloging, and dissemination of space data from domestic and foreign remote sensing spacecraft. The NTs OMZ’s principal activities take place within the framework of the Federal Russian Space Programme and ensures the representation of the interests of the Russian side in the activities of the Charter.

The paper reported actual examples of the successful cooperation between Roscosmos and space agencies participating in the Charter in recent years, including examples of the use of Russian data by the parties and participants of the Charter during the activations (engagements) of the Charter. Furthermore, it presented samples of space data received from the participants of the Charter and provided to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM) for use in the course of work on the elimination of the consequences of major emergencies on the territory of Russia and abroad.

Source – Roscosmos