An international centre for space object research will launch in Minsk, according to a cooperation agreement signed yesterday by the Academyof Sciencesof Belarusand Italy"s International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics Network.The ICRA network centres around the world are exploring astronomical phenomena and extraordinary state of space objects.The joint project will become a platform for global seminars and conferences and will enable Belarusian scientists to participate in international programmes, including staff exchange with other institutions around the globe.