MOSCOW, April 22. /ITAR-TASS/. The Board of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters has unanimously approved a decision on acknowledging Roscosmos (Russian Space Agency) a fully fledged member of this international organization, the Roscosmos press service told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.The executive secretariat of the Charter organization has discussed an account by its technical commission about the results of qualification tests of the Russian Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth to assess the readiness of the Russian center to represent Roscosmos interests in the organization of the Charter.
The commission in its conclusion has fully confirmed the efficiency of the Russian scientific center in cooperation with the Organization of the Charter on exchanging space information for liquidation of emergency situations and major disasters.
On April 14-18, 2014 the Russian scientific center at the request of the Charter organization helped neutralize a storm in Australia and prevent fires in Chile. Information received from the Russian space satellite ‘Resource’ was provided to the territory of Australia; space satellite ‘Meteor-M’, which monitored the territory of Chile, helped avert heavy fires in Chile.