Source: The Hindu Business Line, Aug 25, 2019
Mumbai: The world’s first space-based automatic identification system (AIS) to track merchant ships on a real-time basis will be built and operated jointly by India and France, the French space agency (Centre national d’études spatiales or the National Centre for Space Studies — CNES) has said.
CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and K Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed an agreement recently to start development and production of a constellation of satellites on which studies have been underway for more than a year.
The pact between the two space agencies was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France. Read the rest of this entry »