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Vyommitra and Gaganyaan Mission



  Feb 05, 2024

Vyommitra and Gaganyaan Mission



Who is Vyommitra?

Vyommitra is a female robot astronaut created by ISRO for space missions.

What is Vyommitra’s role?

She is designed to act like a human in space, interacting with the spaceship’s systems, and performing tasks to help test and ensure everything works properly for future human crew members.

When will Vyommitra go to space?

Vyommitra is scheduled to fly in the third quarter of 2024, ahead of the manned Gaganyaan mission.

What is the Gaganyaan mission?

Gaganyaan is India’s first planned manned space mission, set to launch in 2025, which will carry Indian astronauts into space and return them safely to Earth.

What are Vyommitra’s capabilities?

She can monitor spaceship conditions, issue warnings if needed, and control life support operations. Vyommitra can also respond to questions and operate control panels.

What does the name ‘Vyommitra’ mean?

The name comes from two Sanskrit words: ‘Vyoma’ (space) and ‘Mitra’ (friend), essentially meaning a ‘space friend.’

What has been achieved in preparation for Gaganyaan?

ISRO has successfully tested the crew escape system and parachute system with the Test Vehicle Flight TV D1 on October 21 last year, qualifying the launch vehicle for human spaceflight.

Where will the astronauts land after the Gaganyaan mission?

They will return to Earth, landing in India’s sea waters.

What’s the significance of these missions?

These missions are crucial steps for India in demonstrating its capability to send humans to space and safely return them, marking a significant achievement in India’s space exploration efforts.

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