CNES India France

by Peter B. de Selding

India's PSLV rocket lifts off in June 2014 carrying Airbus Defence and Space's Spot 7 Earth observation satellite, two years after the launch of the identical Spot 6. India's PSLV has increased its annual launch rate, making it a serious competitor to Europe's Vega and Soyuz vehicles. The French and Indian space agencies are nonetheless working together on future launcher studies, with France helping India transfer PSLV production from India's ISRO agency to industry. Credit: ISRO

PARIS — The French and Indian space agencies on Jan. 9 agreed to create a joint working group to study . . .

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