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On the move October 23, 2013

India-France Technology Summit

Arianespace highlighted its more than 30 years of cooperation with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at this week’s first-ever India-France Technology Summit, held in New Delhi, India.

India2-smThe strong partnership with India’s national space agency dates back to the third mission of an Ariane-series vehicle in 1981 which orbited the APPLE experimental communications payload.  In total, Arianespace has lofted 17 satellites for ISRO, including two this year using back-to-back Ariane 5 launchers: the GSAT-7 relay platform on Flight VA215 in August and the INSAT-3D weather satellite on July’s Flight VA214.

Arianespace’s booth at the India-France Technology Summit underscored this long-lasting cooperation with India, and also featured a model of the heavy-lift workhorse Ariane 5 launcher.

In addition to Arianespace’s participation, the New Delhi event included companies, research organizations, technology clusters, and agencies from the two nations to inaugurate a French and Indian partnership in four key areas: aeronautics and aerospace; cities, energy and climate; biotechnology, agri-food and health; and chemicals and materials.

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