ISRO announced recently that it will conduct first test flight of Gaganyaan mission on 21st October this year.
What is Gaganyaan?
This is India’s first crewed space mission, where ISRO is planning to launch a crew of three astronauts to an orbit of 400 km (250 miles)
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Three astonauts will remain in space fo
r three days before landing in Indian waters at Bay of Bengal.
Gaganyaan will consist of two parts, the crew module (CM) and the service module (SM), which together will form the orbital module.
Abort Mission -1
As per Latest announcement, Preparations for the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1), which demonstrates the performance of the Crew Escape System, are underway.
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Main objectives includes "Test Recovery aid actuation systems.", "Test Crew Escape System (CES)", "Test Drogue parachutes" required to slow down the spacecraft during reentry.
Test Flight - Mission Objectives
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