Know why the European Space Agency can take India’s help
The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking at India as an option in finding new partners to launch its mission into space. ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher said, “I would say that we have two and a half options, which we are discussing.
One is SpaceX, the other is Japan and India is also present as a third option. Let us tell you that after breaking ties with the Russian space agency Roscosmos, many of the agency’s missions hang in the balance.
Relations between Western countries and Russia have been strained after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, putting several missions, including a joint Mars project, in jeopardy. The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which could lead to temporary use of its launchers after Ukraine blocked western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. Russia has announced that it will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024.
Because of this, there has been an uproar among the participating countries in this. At the same time, this decision is being seen as the end of another Russian contact with Western countries. Let us tell you that in the two main parts of the International Space Station as big as a football field, one is run by Russia and the other is run by America.
It is not yet clear what will happen to Russia after its withdrawal. Whether it will continue as before or will it be discontinued is yet to be decided. PLC/GT