Gaganyaan is set to Launch in 2023, and ISRO has two Unmanned Missions Planned for 2022

In Rajya Sabha question hour on Thursday, Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced that India will launch its first manned space flight under the ‘Gaganyaan’ programme in 2023.

India will launch its first manned space mission, Gaganyaan, in 2023, according to Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who made the announcement during the Rajya Sabha’s question hour on Thursday, December 9. In response to a question, he also revealed that the first crewed flight will be comprised of two unmanned launches, the first of which will take place in the second half of 2022 and the second at the end of the same year. According to the minister, if these flights are successful, India will join the ranks of the United States, Russia, and China as the fourth country to launch a human spaceflight mission.

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ISRO is preparing to send India’s first astronaut into space

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated earlier in 2018 that India would send its first man or woman into space by 2022, but the plans were thwarted due to the COVID pandemic. Union Min Singh, on the other hand, has stated that preparations are well underway, and that the mission to transport an Indian astronaut will be completed by 2023. The purpose of Gaganyaan, according to the minister, is to demonstrate the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) capability to send humans to low earth orbit (LEO) onboard an Indian Launch Vehicle and safely return them to Earth.

Gaganyaan news
Gaganyaan news

ISRO will conduct an uncrewed launch ahead of the first manned mission, in which a spacefaring robot named “Vyommitra,” which was developed by the agency, will be carried into space. In terms of preparing to launch actual humans, a facility for astronaut training is currently being built in Bengaluru and is nearing completion. In addition, the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos has begun delivering space suits, crew seats, and view ports, as well as specific deliveries from the CNES (French Space Agency). The designing process of all Gaganyaan systems is complete, according to an official release from the Ministry of Science and Technology, and activities related to the development of microgravity experiments have begun.

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