India, Israel agree to joint development of atomic clocks for space applications

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Indian and Israeli governments on July 5 agreed to work together to develop atomic-clock technologies for satellite systems, a sore subject in India following the failure of several clocks aboard India’s regional satellite navigation system.

The two governments also agreed to perform a test of a laser-optical communications link between satellites in low Earth orbit and the higher geostationary orbit over the equator.

Meeting in Tel Aviv, the two heads of state agreed to a memorandum of understanding with respect to electric propulsion for . . .

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