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Gaganyaan Mission 2023: ISRO Launches the Rocket in 2nd Attempt at 10 AM

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The ambitious Gaganyaan Mission of India was tied to an unsuccessful launch of the ISRO rocket. After 45 minutes, the rocket was launched again.

After a two-hour delay and some anxious moments when the TV-D1 engine initially failed to ignite, ISRO scientists finally managed to launch the rocket precisely 75 minutes later and accomplish the mission’s goal of Crew Module and Crew Escape separation, which was met with huge applause at the mission control centre.

Finally, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Test Vehicle that was launching payloads for the Gaganyaan human space mission project once more fired and the launch was finally successful. Here is a tweet where you can see ISRO Chairman S Somanath expressing his happiness ISRO rocket launch.

Also Read: Gaganyaan Mission 2023: Crew Members of This Mission

In a recent development, ANI on Twitter has confirmed that the test module has touched down in the Bay of Bengal. Here is a video, confirming the same.

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What is Gaganyaan Mission 2023?

For all those who don’t know, the ISRO Rocket Launch or Gaganyaan Mission seeks to take people into space for three days in a 400 km Low Earth Orbit and return them safely to Earth.

After the US, Russia, and China, India will become the fourth country to conduct a manned space mission, thanks to this programme. Prime Minister Narendra Modi commanded that India should now aim for new and ambitious goals, including establishing “Bharatiya Antariksha Station” (Indian Space Station) by 2035 and sending the first Indian to the Moon by 2040, building on the success of the country’s space initiatives, including the most recent Chandrayan-3 and Aditya L1 missions.

Project Director of Gaganyaan Mission 2023

M Mohan became the Gaganyaan Project Director of India’s first human spaceflight mission. He took the post from Umamaheswaran R. on 31 May 2023. M Mohan came to handle this project with more than 30 years of experience in ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). 

The current project director of Gaganyaan also served as the Associate Director at VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre), and the Project Director of SRE (Space Capsule Recovery Experiment) which took place in 2007 as the precursor of human spaceflight.

Under the direction of M Mohan TV-D1 test flight was launched successfully.

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FAQs

What is the mission of Gaganyaan?

Gaganyaan mission aims to send humans into space on a Low Earth Orbit of 400 km for three days and bring them safely back.

Is the Gaganyaan mission successful?

Yes, the mission was successful in the second attempt.

Why Gaganyaan’s mission is important?

The Gaganyaan project has been developed at the cost of ₹90 billion. If it succeeds, India will become only the fourth country to send a human into space.

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