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India and France join hands to work together for interplanetary missions

17 Apr 2018, 07:21 UTC
India and France join hands to work together for interplanetary missions
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The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the French National Space Agency (CNES) have joined their hands in developing autonomous navigation system for the upcoming rovers to be sent to Mars, Moon and other planets and, also the aero-braking technologies for planetary exploration.
As per the reports, CNES will give support to ISRO for developing the navigation system for its future lunar rovers. ISRO and CNES have also decided to work together in order to develop models to study the atmosphere of Mars and Venus, as informed by the Indian space agency. A CNES official said, “Venus is under-explored compared to Mars. This is why we want to concentrate on Venus. ISRO has confirmed this priority for them. Discussions are also going on for the future Indian Mars mission.” The agencies want to create inflatable systems for Venus exploration.
The two space agency made this decision almost after a month of agreement between them for enhanced space cooperation. ISRO chairman Dr. K Sivan told to the Times of India that they have agreed to collaborate with French space agency CNES for interplanetary missions. He further informed that the vision document signed in March was an umbrella agreement and based on ...

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