Sriharikota: Test launch of crew escape system as part of India’s Gaganyaan mission to put humans in space was successful.. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Launch Center in Sriharikota at 10 am on October 21.
The launch, which was scheduled for 8 am on October 21, was delayed due to bad weather and then an attempted launch at 8.45 am was aborted in the last five seconds amid ignition problems. ISRO chief S. said that the launch time will be known after examining the problem. Somnath informed. But later at ten in the morning, ISRO was preparing to launch again.
At 1.66 minutes after launch, the crew module, which reached an altitude of about 17 km, separated from the launch vehicle and landed safely in the Bay of Bengal with the help of a parachute.
This is a very important experiment in the Gaganyaan project. Failure can occur at any time from the time the rocket sits on the launch pad until it reaches orbit. To overcome that failure, the test needs to be done in several stages. The test of the first phase of the four-phase tests was conducted on Saturday. That is, it is a test of how the rocket can be salvaged if it fails when the speed of the rocket is equal to the speed of sound.
ISRO chief S. is happy that the TV-D1 mission has been successfully completed. Somnath said. The purpose of this mission was to test the crew escape system for the Gaganyaan project. Mission accomplished as planned. The spacecraft landed safely in the ocean. He also said that the process to recover the casket has been started.
S. said that the automatic launch system stopped the computer launch after some abnormalities were detected earlier. Somnath informed. The ISRO chief said that the problem was quickly investigated, identified and resolved. He said that this is a training for the Gaganyaan mission teams and congratulates all.