SHUKRAYAAN to be launched in 2025- ISRO’s Venus Mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which is the national space agency of the India, headquartered in the Bengaluru is set to launch its ISRO’s Venus Mission “SHUKRAYAAN” in 2025. French Space Agency CNES (National Centre for Space Studies under the French government space agency) announced that it is to participate in ISRO’s Venus Mission.
- France is one of the three countries with whom India collaborates in strategic sectors such as space, nuclear and defence sector. The two countries are US and Russia.
- In 2018, India and France issued a “Joint Vision for Space cooperation”
The SHUKRAYAAN mission is to study atmospheric chemistry, compositional variations and dynamics of Planet Venus. Earlier, the mission was scheduled to be launched in 2023.
- Formed: 1961
- Headquarters: Paris, France
- Headquarters: Bengaluru
- Founded: 15 August 1969
- Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
1) Who is the first chairman of ISRO? – Vikram Sarabhai
2) How many satellites are launched by ISRO? – 104
3) Which was the first satellite launched by ISRO? – Kalpana 1
4) When was launched the Chandrayaan I? – 22 October 2008
5) Which one is India’s first satellite exclusively used for educational purpose? – EDUSAT
6) Which was India’s first remote sensing satellite? – IRS-1A
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