ISRO is scheduled to launch its Venus mission in 2025 and France will participate in it, French space agency CNES said on Wednesday. French national scientific research center CNRS has been selected by the ISRO after a request for proposals. ISRO chairman K Sivan and CNES president Jean – Yves Le Gall held talks and reviewed the areas driving cooperation between France and India in space.
CNES confirmed that that ‘it will be taking part in ISRO’s mission to Venus, scheduled to launch in 2025’.
After the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan) and Moon Missions Chandrayaan – 1 and 2, ISRO has set its eyes on Venus for coming out its interplanetary mission.
In March 2018, the two countries also issued a ‘Joint Vision for Space Cooperation. India and France are also working on ISRO’s human space mission Gaganyaan Project, which aims to send three Indians to space by 2022.
The two nations are pooling their expertise, notably in the domains of space medicine, astronaut health monitoring and life support. We wish all the best to both countries!!