Isro And Cnes Agreement
The agreement was signed by Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, and Sivan K, President of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Since President Emmanuel Macron`s state visit to India in March 2018, studies have been underway on the project. In addition to France, India has signed an agreement with Russia for its ambitious „Gaganyaan“ human space mission project, under which three Indians will travel in space by 2022. The national space agency ISRO and its French counterpart CNES on Wednesday sealed an agreement to set up a common maritime surveillance system in the country in May. ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement to establish a maritime monitoring centre in the country. The agreement provides for the creation of a maritime monitoring centre in India, the sharing of existing satellite data processing capabilities and the joint development of related algorithms. ISRO and CNES will build a constellation of satellites for maritime surveillance to identify and track ships in the Indian Ocean. ISRO and CNES have signed an agreement to train Indian scientists for the Gaganyaan project at the Toulouse Space Centre in France. Indian scientists are also trained at CADMOS, the centre for the development of space applications and operations in weightlessness, and at the MEDES Space Clinic in France. India has also signed an agreement with Russia for the Gaganyaan project. K.Sivan, president of the Indian Agency for Space Exploration, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the French CNES, signed the agreement in Bengaluru.
„The CNES-ISRO agreement intends to provide an operational system for detecting, identifying and tracking ships in the Indian Ocean. [It] plans to establish a maritime monitoring centre in India in May of this year; Sharing the processing capacity of existing satellite data and joint development of associated algorithms,“ the CNES statement said. The agreement comes a year after the comprehensive cooperation plan launched by the two governments during French President Emmanuel Macron`s visit in March 2018. „The CNES-ISRO agreement, which aims to provide an operational system for detecting, identifying and tracking ships in the Indian Ocean, provides for the creation of a maritime monitoring centre in India,“ he said. To further improve relations in this area, the space agencies of India and France have signed an agreement to build a constellation of maritime surveillance satellites to identify and track ships in the Indian Ocean. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to France, the space agencies of the two nations CNES and ISRO signed an agreement on Thursday to develop a constellation of satellites.