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Gaganyaan Abort Mission:Paving the Way for Safe Space Travel



  Oct 09, 2023

Gaganyaan



Gaganyaan is India's ambitious space mission aiming to send Indian astronauts to space and bring them back safely to Earth. It's managed by ISRO, India's space agency.

Why Abort Mission?

The "Abort Mission" is a test to make sure that the astronauts can be quickly and safely pulled away from the rocket in case something goes wrong during the launch. It's like a safety drill but for a spacecraft.

Technology & Benefits

Crew Module (CM): This is where the astronauts will stay. It's designed to keep them safe and has life-support systems.

Crew Escape System: This is what will pull the CM away from the rocket if there's an emergency.

Single-Stage Liquid Rocket: This is the rocket that will carry the CM into space for the test.

Benefits:

Advances in technology that can be used in other sectors.

Boost to India's reputation in space exploration.

Current Stage of Development

As of now, the unpressurized version of the Crew Module has been fully integrated and tested. It's ready to be sent to the launch complex for the upcoming Abort Mission. The test vehicle, a single-stage liquid rocket, is also ready.

Timeline

The Abort Mission is expected to happen by the end of October.

Four pilots are currently being trained for the actual Gaganyaan mission.

The success of the Abort Mission will be a significant milestone, setting the stage for future tests and the eventual Gaganyaan mission with astronauts.


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