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Israel will join the international “Artemis agreements” for the study of the moon and Mars

The international agreement will be signed by Israel during the Israeli Space Week next week

The Ynet news site reported that the Israeli government approved today, Sunday, the proposal of Ministers Yair Lapid and Orit Farkash-Hacohen, according to which Israel will sign the “Artemis Agreements”, an international agreement for cooperation in the study of the moon, Mars, comets and asteroids, which was initiated by the US space agency. The agreements are expected to be signed during the Israeli Space Week, which will be held next week. The agreement will be signed by NASA President Bill Nelson and the Director of the Israel Space Agency, Uri Oron.

Within the framework of the agreements, member states mobilize means for science and research and work together to develop space diplomacy. The signing is expected to double commercial and economic cooperation in the field of space between industries among the signatory countries, and to enable cooperation between them.

To this day, the agreements have been signed by the heads of the space agency of the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Italy, Luxembourg, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Brazil and Poland.

Commenting on Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, “Even the sky is no longer the border. Today I brought for the government’s approval a resolution that breaks new frontiers of technology and innovation. This may sound like a science fiction movie, but it is more than that. Signing these agreements is not a small step for Israel.” It is certainly a big step for humanity. This is a step that raises Israel to the top of the list of countries that are making a difference in the fields of science and technology. We are moving together towards a global and innovative future. The fact that we belong to the group of signatories to the agreement is an honor for the State of Israel and its technological ability. We have come for change. , also in the fields of space and science.

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The report stated that the talk is about an agreement announced by NASA a year and a half ago. The “Artemis Agreements” aim to establish “safe zones” around future bases on the Moon, with the aim of preventing what the United States describes as “harmful interference” from competing countries or those operating in the near field. In addition, the agreements will allow private companies to be the owners of the lunar resources that they extract, and this is an urgent element that will allow NASA operators to convert ice on the moon’s surface into rocket fuel or allow the extraction of minerals from the moon for the purpose of building missile platforms.

This is the Artemis program, the landing of the first American astronaut since 1972 on the surface of the moon in 2024, and the first female astronaut, but after President Joe Biden entered the dates, the dates were postponed. Currently, the goal of sending the first human to the moon will not be before the year 2025.