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INDIA, FRANCE: SPACE AGREEMENT FOR GAGANYAAN MISSION

INDIA, FRANCE:  SPACE AGREEMENT FOR GAGANYAAN MISSION

Context

Space agencies of India and France signed an agreement for cooperation for India’s 1st human space mission, Gaganyaan.

Details

  • CNES, the French space agency under the agreement will give hardware created by it, and as yet working on operating aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will be made available to Indian crews.
  • The CNES will likewise be providing fireproof carry bags made in France to shield equipment from shocks and radiation.

About the Gaganyaan Mission

  • The Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Mission.
  • Gaganyaan is a mission by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that will send three astronauts, two men and a woman, to space by 2022.
  • The astronauts will stay up there for five to seven days.

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