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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Gaganyaan - India's First Human Spaceflight Programme

Gaganyaan Mission - Indian Human Mission to Space


  • Indian Cabinet accepted Gaganyaan mission worth 10,000 crore to send 3 astronauts for 7 days
  • India's First human mission (crewed orbital spaceflight)
  • Fourth nation to have Human Spaceflight Programme
About Gaganyaan:

     Gaganyaan is an crewed orbital spaceflight vehicle intended to spent 7 days in space with 3 Indian astronauts and be the first flight carrying astronauts from India. Later it will be upgraded to facilitate docking facility with other spaceflight vehicle. The dry mass of the vehicle is estimated to be 3700 kilograms approximately.

     The crewed vehicle is pretended to be launched with India's heaviest launch vehicle (GSLV-Mark-III) full formed as Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle. ISRO planned to carry out the spaceflight in near 2021 or 2022. The space vehicle is designed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and its first experimental demonstration flight tested on 18 December 2014.

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