BRICS states agreed to create a joint satellite constellation for Earth remote sensing, Director General of the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos Igor Komarov said on Tuesday.

“Yesterday we held the first meeting between space agencies of BRICS countries. The meeting was very productive. We agreed to create a perspective joint satellite Earth remote sensing system,” Komarov told journalists at the Airshow China 2016.

On Monday, Roscosmos said that representatives of the space agencies of BRICS member states discussed elaborating a document on sharing data obtained by the orbital groups of Earth remote sensing satellites and signed a memorandum on cooperation in space exploration for peaceful purposes at the meeting in the Chinese city of Zhuhai.