Israel, US, India and UAE announce I2U2 joint space venture

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Yair Lapid and UAE's Mohamed bin Zayed participate in a virtual summit of the I2U2 forum on July 14, 2022. (Screen capture/YouTube)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Yair Lapid and UAE's Mohamed bin Zayed participate in a virtual summit of the I2U2 forum on July 14, 2022. (Screen capture/YouTube)

The governments of India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United States announce a new joint space venture on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the US State Department says.

“Primarily using the space-based observation data and capabilities of the four I2U2 partner countries, this project aims to create a unique space-based tool for policymakers, institutions and entrepreneurs, enabling their work on environmental and climate change challenges and furthering our cooperation in the applications of space data for the greater good of humanity,” the State Department says.

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