ISRO is all set for another project after completing its lunar and solar mission. This mission is called – Gaganyaan Mission. This mission will be taking place after the Chandrayan 3 and Aditya L-1 missions. Now, the time has finally come to witness India attain its next milestone, the Gaganyaan Mission. Know about the Gaganyaan mission and the crew members that will be part of this mission.
About Gaganyaan Mission 2023
The Gaganyaan project predicts a demonstration of ISRO’s human spaceflight capability by launching a human crew to an orbit of 400 km and bringing them safely back to Earth.
As per ISRO’s official website, the Gaganyaan mission’s crew module was at various stages of development. Now, ISRO is preparing for the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission 1 (TV-D1) for mission Gaganyaan. This test will demonstrate the performance of the Crew Escape System.
The space agency has further announced that the test is scheduled for October 21 (Saturday) at 8 a.m. and the vehicle will be launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
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Here is an official tweet by ISRO mentioning all about the mission.
This is a video about the Gaganyaan mission which gives all the information about this mission.
Gaganyaan Mission’s Crew Members
In a recent development, the Indian Air Force (IAF) unveiled an official video as part of its 91st anniversary celebrations. The video offered a glimpse of the astronaut designates chosen for Gaganyaan, India’s maiden human spaceflight mission.
The IAF’s Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) has played a crucial role in selecting these individuals and at the same time maintaining utmost secrecy about their identities. However, the IAF has not revealed the faces of the astronauts who have been chosen for this mission.
The video shows their rigorous training in a brief clip. These astronauts will be present in the crew module which has a pressurised earth-like atmospheric condition.
For all those unaware, only 12 of the approximately 60 IAF test pilots were initially considered for the astronaut selection process and were able to pass the “Level-1.” The selection process was held by IAM. In 2019, the last four astronaut candidates were picked.
To train these astronauts, a dedicated training facility has been established near the old airport road in Bengaluru, in close proximity to the HAL airport.
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ISRO recently conducted its last mission, namely Aditya L-1 which took place on 2nd September. This mission was conducted to study the Sun from point L1.
The Gaganyaan Mission is scheduled to be launched on 21 October, 2023 between 7 am and 9 am from SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota.
The Gaganyaan mission is all about unmanned test flight for the Gaganyaan human spaceflight mission. The test will show how well the crew escape system functions.
The Gaganyaan mission will land in Indian sea waters as a demonstration of human spaceflight capability.
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