SelfThe Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to finally put humans in space. The first test launch of the spacecraft built as part of this project, named Gaganyaan, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 21. The launch is at seven o’clock in the morning. The test launch, named TV-D1, will test the ability of the crew escape system to safely disembark passengers during an emergency during launch.
Live streaming of this test launch will be done on various platforms. There will be live streaming on ISRO’s Facebook, YouTube and website. There will also be live telecast on DD National Channel.
The crew module will be launched on a liquid propellant based rocket. The probe, which falls into the Bay of Bengal from a certain height, will be recovered with the support of the Indian Navy.
After the success of Chandrayaan 3 mission, India is gearing up for another important space mission. A few days ago, in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister had instructed the representatives from ISRO that India aims to establish its own space station in 2035 and put a man on the moon in 2040.
ISRO needs to prove that it has the technical capability to send humans into space, even if the space station is possible and the moon trip is possible. That is the significance of the Gaganyaan mission. India’s Gaganyaan mission aims to send humans into a 400-km orbit for a three-day mission and return them safely to Earth.
Saturday marks the first launch of a crew capsule and other launch systems designed to carry tourists. SATURDAY will use a single-stage launch vehicle with only one Vikas engine. The launch vehicle Mark-3 used for Chandrayaan 3 was also used for the original Gaganyaan mission.