Gaganyaan: ISRO’s second unmanned mission to be launched in 2022-23.
The most awaited second-biggest ISRO’s mission, Gaganyaan is predicted to launch in 2022-2023 and the government has declared on 10 Feb 2021, followed by human spaceflight module.
“First unmanned mission is planned in December 2021. The second unmanned flight is planned in 2022-23, followed by human spaceflight demonstration,” Union minister Jitendra Singh said in his written response to a question in Lok Sabha.
The reply of Jitendra Singh also indicated that the last essential inhabited spaceflight was delayed.
Singh also reported that astronaut training was suspended for about half a week at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC).
“As per COVID 19 protocols in Russia and health advisories issued by local authorities, the astronaut training in Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), Russia was halted for a period from 28th March 2020 to 11th May 2020. As per the revised COVID 19 protocols the training of Indian astronauts has henceforth resumed since 12th May 2020,” Singh stated.
Gaganyaan: ISRO’s second unmanned mission
The Gaganyaan mission had first been scheduled, with the completion of 75 years of Indian independence, to bring the three crew into space for five to seven days in 2022.
Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman previously said that it was scheduled for December 2021 to launch Gaganyaan mission. Initially planned to commence in December, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Mission was delayed.
Sitharaman stated in her budget speech that four Indian astronauts are now being trained in general spatial things in Russia as the part of Gaganyaan, India’s space flight project.
“The first unmanned launch is slated for December 2021,” Sitharaman stated.
Gaganyaan is an Indian unmanned orbital mission planned to be an Indian Human Spaceflight Program’s formative spacecraft. The spaceship is designed to take three-four persons and is fitted with rendezvous capacity and an improved variant intended for docking.
On 11 June 2020, it was announced that while the first un-crewed Gaganyaan launch has been delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic in India, the overall timeline for crewed launches is expected to remain unaffected.
The first unmanned craft Gaganyan launch was postponed in India because of the COVID-19 disease outbreak on June 11, 2020, and is scheduled for total timelines for the launching of the crew.
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