India’s Human Space Flight, Gaganyaan to be delayed says ISRO chairman due to Covid-19 outbreak.
‘Gaganyaan’, the first human space flight mission of India to be delayed over a year due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
ISRO chairperson K Sivan said PTI, “Ganganyaan mission will be delayed because of Covid.”
“We are targeting for some time next year-end or the subsequent year,” he added.
India’s Human Space Flight was scheduled for December 2020. As per PM Modi, it was targeted the second for June 2021, as the deadline was on December 2021.
PM Modi during Independence Day 2018 spoke about the India’s Human Space Flight misson saying an astronaut from Indian will be sent to space. According to the plan it must be launched before the 75th Indian Independence in 2022.
India’s Human Space Flight – Gaganyaan To Be Delayed
Due to Covid-19 outbreak, the process has been delayed as space works cannot be done through work from home.
The transportation from different countries of hardware materials to SHAR is also being delayed.
Sivan told PTI, “We have not yet fixed the schedule (for the Chandrayaan-3 launch).”
ISRO had plans to the mission of launching a lander-rover to the moon either by the beginning of 2021.
ISRO chief talked about the first launch which was on November 7, that is when PSLV sent with an Indian Earth Observation Satellite.
K Sivan also mentioned about the next satellite PSLV launch and EOS 02, the second earth observation.
The Venus mission is also been reviewed by the space agency as it is planned to be launched by June 2023. If the launch fails then they have to wait for 19 months as the Earth will be nearer.
ISRO plans for India’s first mission to Venus on June 2023.
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