ISRO is gearing up for the Gaganyaan mission to send humans into space. The Indian Space Agency has been conducting various experiments related to this for several days. ISRO is all set to conduct an in-flight abort test of the crew escape system as part of the Gaganyaan mission this month. This is to test the Gaganyaan spacecraft’s ability to handle emergencies.
Preparations are underway and all the parts of the launch vehicle have reached Sriharikota for the launch. Final additions are in progress. We are gearing up for the launch by the end of October. Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Station S. Unnikrishnan Nair said.
He said that various conditions including high dynamic pressure will be evaluated by testing the crew escape system. Crew escape system is one of the important components of Gaganyaan mission.
Four such abort missions will be conducted. The first one will be called TV-D1. TD-D2 will be launched this year itself. In early 2024, the first orbital test of the passenger space probe Gaganyaan will take place. There will be no tourists. Two more abortion tests will be conducted later. The second orbital test of the Gaganyaan probe will be conducted in 2024 itself. By the end of 2024, the Gaganyaan probe will be launched for the first time with three Indian astronauts.
Unnikrishnan Nair said that the Gaganyaan probe can also be used for space tourism. He said that it can take passengers 100 km and return if anyone is interested in it.
The ark has been prepared with facilities for travelers to stay for a certain period of time. It can also land them safely. The Gaganyaan probe will be launched into orbit on Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM-3), ISRO’s most powerful launch vehicle.
ISRO’s and India’s main objective with the first Gaganyaan mission is to prove their capability to put humans into space. With the success of the Gaganyaan mission, ISRO’s future missions, including its own space station and manned lunar missions, will gain momentum.