The 6th edition of the biennial Bengaluru Space Expo was inaugurated by ISRO Chairman Dr.K Sivan in Bengaluru on Thursday.
The three day event will showcase industry participation in Indian space programme.
ISRO Chairman Dr.K Sivan said that the Indian Space Research Organisation wants to offer manufacturing of PSLV and small satellite launch vehicles along with small satellites to private industries.
He said a sum of 10,400 crore rupees is earmarked for manufacturing of PSLV launch vehicle out of which 9000 crore rupees worth production will be given to private industries.
Speaking on the occasion, the President of CNES, the French Space Agency, Jean Le Gall said India and France are strategic partners in the space programme and are working in close proximity in development of space missions.
He said France will provide space medicines for Indian astronauts who will be part of India's first Manned Space Mission Gaganyan. (AIR)