Besides wasting $5 Million in tax payer cash? This is a token announcement which will make a handful of people rich to the betterment of neither nation. Politcal BS that can probably be considered a bribe.
3. what does this have in common with the israel space agency?
The government is investing just $5 million in this scientific venture which is peanuts for this kind of research.
The government also only gives $5 million to the Israel Space Agency.
We sure do like to invest big time when it comes to major scientific projects.