India Foundation, run by Shaurya Doval, who is partner in a financial services firm, has top ministers as directors, and relies on financial support from foreign and Indian corporates some of which have dealings with the government.
They will join two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut on board the station, effectively doubling the amount of time that can be spent on research.
The maiden flight of Russia’s MS-21 plane is the country’s attempt to rejuvenate domestic industrial production to make it less dependent on foreign firms.
The implosion of the Rafale deal and the disappointing indigenous LCA opens up a gold-mine for American, European and Russian firms.
The US company is keen to switch F-16 production to India, as long as the Indian government agrees to order hundreds of the planes, but concedes it needs to get the Trump administration on board first.
The Falcon 9 has seven other missions this year, excluding the ones for AMOS 6 and NASA, and at least three of which have time-bound expectations riding on them.
Iran held initial meetings with potential sellers like Mitsubishi at the Farnborough Airshow, while talks on previous deals continue with Airbus and Boeing