Gaganyaan mission test flight was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota on 21 October 2023. The Indian Space Research Organization has announced its Live telecast on its official Twitter handle. The test vehicle demonstration (TV-D1) was launched at the rocket port in Sriharikota. Gaganyaan test flight time was 08:00 AM, but due to poor visibility and bad weather conditions, it got delayed. Stay tuned and read this article to get the exact Gagayaan test flight time and other details!
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Gaganyaan Test Flight Time
The lift-off time of the Gaganyaan was 8:00 AM but it got rescheduled at 08:45 AM due the bad weather and poor visibility owing to little fog.
The Gaganyaan test vehicle launch again got delayed due to some technical glitch and finally, the world witnessed the launch of Gaganyaan TV-D1 at 10:00 AM on 21 October 2023.
Success of Gaganyaan Test Vehicle (TV-D1)
The Gaganyaan Test Vehicle successfully descended from the launch rocket and landed in the Bay of Bengal.
ISRO Chairman Somanath expressed his happiness on the success of the Gaganyaan test vehicle. This has opened the doors to launch the crewed Gagayaan spacecraft in the coming year for a duration of 3 days.
Here is how ISRO expressed its happiness through a success tweet of Gaganyaan:
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi also congratulated the ISRO scientists for the success of the test flight of Gaganyaan.
Three Test Vehicles of Gaganyaan Test Mission
ISRO has planned various test missions to demonstrate and check the technology. To do so, PM Narendra Modi has also conducted a meeting to assess the readiness of the Gaganyaan Mission.
Three vehicles will be tested before the actual Human Space Flight Mission.
- Integrated AirDrop Test (IADT)
- Pad Abort Test (PAT)
- Test Vehicle (TV)
The testing is done to ensure safety before preceding the manned Gaganyaan Mission. Crew Escape System Test Vehicle will launch on 21 October 2023.
Gaganyaan will go on a low-earth orbit of 400 km for three days. Its TV-D1 (Test Vehicle Demonstration) was successfully completed on 21 October 2023.
France and Russia had trained the Indian flight surgeons for the Gaganyaan mission. ISRO and the Indian Institute of Space have also provided additional training to the astronauts selected for the Gaganyaan mission.
Yes, the Indian Space Research Organization together with the Indian Institute of Space has trained the selected astronauts for Gaganyaan. The Astronauts are trained at the AStronaut training facility located in Bengaluru. They have been given 218 lectures, 75 physical training sessions, 2 flying practices of 12 hours together with the medical and course analysis at the Astronaut Training Facility.
Yes, the Gaganyaan mission proved successful, ISRO revealed that the Gaganyaan TV-D1 test model is a success. Its crew module descends down in the Bay of Bengal after separating from its launch vehicle LVM3.