India to Work with France on Sending Rovers to Moon and Other Planets


Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron came into a pact to work together on sending planetary rovers to outer space. So, as a result of this pact between the two countries, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and its French counterpart, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) will work together to send rovers to the Moon, Mars and other planets.

The pact was signed on Saturday and came out with the Joint Vision for Space Cooperation after a meeting between Prime Minister Modi and French President Macron. Deccan Herald reported about the news saying, The ISRO and CNES will work together on autonomous navigation of rovers in the Moon, Mars and other planets and on aero-braking technologies for planetary exploration.

They also agreed to work together for modelling of atmospheres of Mars and Venus and for inflatable systems for exploring Venus. The Joint Vision for Space Cooperation was issued after the Modi-Macron meet at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The CNES is likely to provide support to ISRO particularly for the navigation of moon rovers. Both sides will be able to embark on complex, high-technology space science and planetary exploration missions in future.

The CNES may be involved in the defining scientific goals and preparatory studies of the future planetary missions of ISRO, and both agencies will study the possibility of embarking French science instruments on board Indian interplanetary missions, the two governments agreed on Saturday. They also agreed that the ISRO and CNES will work together to protect and monitor the assets of the two nations in land and sea, especially when it comes to the use of satellites for maritime surveillance.

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