In the past few times, there have been many changes in the country, and in the meantime, India and France are working on their third joint satellite mission. This was reported by ISRO chief Sivan. He said bilateral space cooperation between the two countries is entering several areas including the manned spacecraft festival. In the wake of a digital function, Sivan said that many French companies want to use the opportunities arising out of the reform in the space sector on behalf of the Government. France is the country's largest partner in space.
According to ISRO officials, ISRO and French space agency CNES (Centre National Diaspora Spatial) are working on two joint missions. One is 'Megha-Tropic', which was launched in 2011, and the other is 'Saral-Altika', which was introduced in 2013. Sivan said that he is now working on the third mission also.
On the other hand, preparations have been intensified to send India's first human mission 'Gaganyaan' to space. Four Indian Air Force pilots have been selected for the mission. His ongoing exercises in Russia are going to end soon after which his training will start in India. On Thursday, the government has reported that the training of astronauts will start from May or June. The Gaganyaan mission aims to send a 4-member team to space for 5 to 7 days in 2022 on the occasion of completion of 75 years of India's independence. Pm Narendra Modi announced the mission in his address to the nation on Independence Day in 2018. ISRO started working on the scheme accordingly.