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Thailand Joins China-Russia International Lunar Research Station

Thailand signed an agreement today with China to be a part of the International Lunar Research Station. The agreement was signed in Beijing with the Deputy Administrator of the China National Space Administration.

Thailand and China will cooperate on the demonstration, project implementation, operation and application of ILRS, according to CNSA. The pair will organize expert teams to conduct research spanning science, engineering and international cooperation, and form a cooperation plan.

Thailand becomes the ninth country to join the ILRS . China and Russia formally announced the joint project in St. Petersburg, Russia, in June 2021. Venezuela, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, South African and Egypt signed up during 2023.

The two sides also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space.