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Gaganyaan Mission: Key FAQs



  Sep 09, 2023

Gaganyaan Mission: Core FAQs


What is the Gaganyaan mission?

The Gaganyaan mission is India’s ambitious endeavor to send humans into space. It aims to launch a three-person crew on a three-day voyage in a 400-km orbit around Earth and ensure their safe return.
 

First Indian in Space?

Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to travel to space in 1984. Gaganyaan aims for an indigenous mission with Indian astronauts.
 

Challenges Ahead

Technical hurdles include a human-certified launch vehicle, crew life support, emergency plans, training, and recovery systems.
 

Meet Vyommitra

Vyommitra, a humanoid robot, validates safety before human flight. It mimics human actions and demonstrates safe navigation in space.
 

Significance of Vyommitra

Vyommitra symbolizes India's innovation in space exploration. It manipulates life support, responds to queries, and represents determination in space research.
 

Pre-Gaganyaan Missions

ISRO's pre-missions test technology readiness. Test Vehicle (TV) and Integrated AirDrop Test (IADT) ensure system safety before crewed flights.
 

Mission Schedule

Originally planned for 2022, COVID-19 delayed Gaganyaan's launch. The revised timeline aims for 2024, highlighting India's spaceflight excellence.
 

Mission’s Success Goal

Gaganyaan's success establishes India as a player in human spaceflight, showcases tech prowess, fosters science, and inspires future generations to explore space.
 
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