Washington (Sputnik)-France has signed the Artemis Accords drafted by the United States and participated in an international lunar exploration program, the US State Department said in a statement.
“Confirming our commitment to peaceful, responsible and sustainable exploration and utilization of outer space, France has become the 20th country to sign the Artemis Accords Today at a ceremony hosted by French Ambassador Philip Etienne in Washington, DC. The agreement was signed by President Philippe Baptiste of CNES, the French National Center for Space Studies. “
Baptists include NASA administrator Bill Nelson, National Space Council Secretary-General Chirag Parik, and US State Department Space Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Sciences Space Director Valda Vikmanis Keller. Said. state.
“Under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, the Artemis Accords is a multilateral, non-binding declaration of principles and rules for strengthening the governance of responsible exploration of outer space. The principles of the Artemis Accords are space objects. Registration, resolution of disruption of activities, provision of scientific data including release, and provision of emergency assistance. “
“These principles help increase operational safety, reduce uncertainty, and promote sustainable and beneficial space utilization for all humanity,” he said.
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