ISRO chairman K Sivan and CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall held talks and reviewed the areas driving cooperation between France and India in space.
The space agency said it is also looking at paving the way for the insurance sector to render services in the space domain.
Space agencies of the two countries are also collaborating on nearly Rs 10,000 crore Gaganyaan mission that aims to send three Indians to space by 2022.
Anand Mahindra said though India has an established and credible space programme, its share of the market is miniscule and he was sure that beginning now it will change with the entry of the private sector.
Shanmuga Subramanian, a Chennai-based engineer, identified the debris of the Vikram lander in 2019.
Chandrayaan-2, aimed at landing a rover on unchartered Lunar South Pole, was launched on July 22, 2019 on board the country's most powerful geosynchronous launch vehicle.
The image was taken on July 1 when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos.
"This will help us in fast verification of the damage and, in turn, ensure timely submission of data to Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited," state Agricultural Minister Ashis Banerjee told PTI.
Processing will be done by the new nodal agency IN-SPACE (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre) that was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday
Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) had earlier said it has planned two trial flights without crew ahead of Gaganyaan -- the first one around December 2020 and the second around July 2021.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by R Umamaheswaran, Scientific Secretary of ISRO and Dipankar Banerjee, Director of ARIES, Nainital through video conference mode at ISRO and ARIES Headquarters' on June 4, the space agency said in a release.
Amidst this COVID-19 gloom, space scientists have found an excellent opportunity to use their skills to help fight the pandemic
The government will provide level playing field for private companies in satellites, launches and space-based services.
"The launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10, planned for March 05, 2020, is postponed due to technical reasons. Revised launch date will be informed in due course," ISRO said in a statement.
The launch is tentatively scheduled at 5:43 pm on March 5, subject to weather conditions, from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) is the regional geo-positioning system designed in the country by the city-headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to provide accurate positioning in India and 1500 km around the Indian mainland.
ISRO has also revealed the approximate gross enrolments for each opening.
Currently, GPS is a US Air Force-owned satellite-based radio navigation system.
Addressing the inaugural session of a symposium on "Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Present Challenges and Future Trends," Sivan said the Gaganyaan mission not only aims at India's maiden human flight to the space but also setting up a new space station for 'continuous space human presence'.
Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël tweeted about the successful launch of GSAT-30.
"Usually, the first flight is very crucial and even countries such as the US, Russia and China sent only one person for the first time and for a very short time – one orbit, or one day..." ISRO chief K Sivan said
The NavIC-friendly chipset, being manufactured by the US chip manufacturer Qualcom, is designed to provide accurate position information service to users in India as well as the region extending up to 1500 km from its boundary, which is its primary service area, the ISRO has stated earlier.
According to a senior ISRO official, talks with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is in its final stages, and if all goes well, the company is likely to launch handsets integrated with NavIC in six to seven months.
ISRO chief K Sivan said that four astronauts have been identified for the Gaganyaan mission and that their training will start from third week of January in Russia