Published On: Tue, Jan 15th, 2019

India’s Pride – Gaganyaan

 

http://uniquetimes.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/gaganyan.jpgGaganyaan, the Indian crewed orbital spacecraft is expected to reach the space by 2022. Gaganyan is India’s first human space mission.  K Sivan, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) said that two unmanned missions will be conducted before the Gaganyan mission, within 30 months and 36 months respectively. 

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“We want women astronauts also to be part of the human spaceflight, which we are aiming to achieve by December 2021,” – K Sivan (Chairman, ISRO)

Manufactured by HAL and ISRO, Gaganyan is being designed to carry three people, and a planned upgraded version will be equipped with rendezvous and docking capability. Another interesting news about Gaganyan is that a women astronaut is included among the three. It is a fully autonomous 3.7-tonne spacecraft. The specifications are as follows:

Launch mass 7,800 kg (includes service module)[1]
Dry mass 3,735 kg[1]
Crew capacity 3
Dimensions Diameter: 3.00 m[1]
Height: 2.70 m
Volume 11.5 m3[1]

 

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India’s Pride – Gaganyaan