ISRO, CNES Ink Pact on Satellite Launch (Download PDF)

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Indian Space Research Organisation and French Space agency (CNES) signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology. The agreement was signed between ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall in the presence of visiting French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Indian, French space agencies ink pact

Indian, French Space Agencies Ink Pact

Indian, French space agencies ink pact

About Agreement

  • Space cooperation between France and India spans over 50 years and is one of the cornerstones of the Indo-French strategic partnership.
  • ISRO is the second partner of CNES, in terms of volume, after NASA.
  • This agreement will strengthen the CNES-ISRO partnership.
  • It will enable France to benefit from the Indian model of streamlining the costs of space Programmes.
  • Besides, agreement was also signed for equipping Axiom Research Lab’s lunar rover with two latest-generation CASPEX micro-cameras, developed by CNES in partnership with French firm 3DPlus.

Axiom Research Lab

  • It is leading Indian “NewSpace” start-up put forward TeamIndus, the only Indian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.
  • CNES is providing cameras to Team Indus’ rover that will land on moon.

About Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

  Image Logo of ISRO

Image Logo of ISRO

Image Logo of ISRO

  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
  • Founded: 15 August 1969
  • Motto: Space technology in the Service of humankind
  • Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development”.
  • It is managed by the Department of Space, which reports to the Prime Minister of The Republic of India.

About National Centre of Space Research (CNES)

National Centre of Space Research

National Centre of Space Research

National Centre of Space Research

  • Owner : France
  • Established : 19 December 1961
  • Headquarters : Paris, France
  • It is under the supervision of the French Ministries of Defence and Research.
  • 1965 First French satellite put in orbit.
  • 1969 French Guiana Space Centre completed.
CNES concentrated areas

CNES Concentrated Areas

CNES concentrated areas

- Published/Last Modified on: January 10, 2017

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