September 28, 2023
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India’s Maiden Human Spaceflight Targeted For Late 2024 Launch: Government

According to Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh, the launch of India’s first human space travel mission is planned for the fourth quarter of 2024.

The designated astronauts for the human spaceflight have been identified, according to Mr. Singh, who stated in a written response that they are currently receiving mission-specific training in Bengaluru. According to Mr. Singh, two test vehicle missions are scheduled before the “Gaganyaan-1” mission to show off how well the crew escape system and parachute-based deceleration system function under various flight scenarios.

According to Mr. Singh, the unmanned “G1” mission is planned to launch in the last quarter of 2023, followed by the “G2” mission in the second quarter of 2024, and the “H1” mission, the last human space trip, in the fourth quarter of 2024.

According to him, the goal of the “G1” mission was to verify the effectiveness of the orbital module propulsion system, mission control, communication system, and recovery operations. A humanoid will be the mission’s payload. According to Mr. Singh, the astronauts have finished the first semester of their training, which included courses on theoretical foundations, space medicine, launch vehicles, spacecraft systems, and ground support infrastructure.

“Regular physical fitness sessions, aeromedical training and flying practice are also part of crew training. Corresponding evaluation and assessment activities have also been completed. The second semester of crew training is currently in progress,” Mr Singh said.

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