Published On: Tue, Jan 15th, 2019

India’s Pride – Gaganyaan, 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.

“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