NASA announced that South Korea is now part of the countries that have signed Artemis Agreements, joining other nations like the United Kingdom, Water, Japan, Canada, Australia etc.. Artemis gives a series of principles that countries will follow, including everything, from the public liberation of data to the safe and peaceful exploration of our moon.
NASA first announced the ARTEMIS agreements in October 2020 with a total of nine nations on board, including the United States. South Korea is the 10th country to join and the first to do so under the Bidge Administration, anticipating that other countries will also sign the coming “month and years” artemis agreements.
The Agreements of Artemis have been created to “guide future cooperation activities,” announced NASA, explaining that the agreement includes activities such as all the activities of the Artemis program being of a peaceful nature, interoperability between the participating nation, Agreements to provide emergency assistance when necessary, an agreement to be followed. The registration agreement, the safe disposal of debris resulting from Artemis activities, etc.
In a declaration on the decision of South Korea to sign the Artemis Agreements, the new senator of the NASA administrator, Bill Nelson, said:
I am delighted that the Republic of Korea has engaged in Artemis agreements. Their signature demonstrates the strong dynamics of the world in supporting our moon at the March exploration approach. Partnerships in the in-depth space will ensure that our missions are carried out in accordance with the important and universal principles such as transparency, security and peaceful exploration, which are essential to ensure a safe and prosperous future in space for all.
NASA aims to work with emerging space agencies in addition to its older and more established partners, noting that this will make the Artemis program at the global level beneficial while increasing the capabilities of the program