ISRO’s First Gaganyaan Mission Test Flight Set for October 21

Gaganyaan Mission Test Flight: Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Space, Science, and Technology, announced on Tuesday that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will conduct the first of numerous test flights on October 21 in preparation for the Gaganyaan mission, which will be India’s first manned voyage to space. Gaganyaan will be India’s first mission to carry humans into space.

gaganyaan test

The Crew Module

The ‘crew module,‘ which is the portion of the spaceship in which the Indian astronauts will be housed, will be put through its paces during the test, which will take place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

Objective of the Test

For the purpose of the test, the module will be sent into space, brought back to earth, and then recovered once it lands in the Bay of Bengal. According to Mr. Singh, the personnel from the Navy have already begun practising their operations to collect the module. There will be a ‘crew escape’ system in addition to the crew module that is currently being developed. In the event that there is a problem with the spacecraft as it is climbing into space, this escape device is designed to separate and bring the crew back to the earth’s surface in a safe manner. The crew will then be picked up by members of the Navy.

The first of these tests will be designated the Test Vehicle Abort Mission (TV-D1), and the module will be the same as the one that was put into orbit, with the exception that it will be ‘unpressurized.’

Crew Escape Systems Of Gaganyaan

This abort mission required the development of a single-stage rocket that runs on liquid fuel. That rocket was designated as the TV-D1 test vehicle. “The payloads consist of the Crew Module (CM) and Crew Escape Systems (CES), and they will replicate the abort condition during the ascent trajectory corresponding to a Mach number of 1.2 that is expected in the Gaganyaan mission.

One mach is equal to 330 metres per second, which is the speed of sound. At an altitude of approximately 17 kilometres, CES along with CM will become detached from the Test Vehicle. “Thereafter, the abort sequence will be executed autonomously beginning with the separation of CES and deployment of the series of parachutes, finally culminating in the safe landing of CM in the sea, approximately 10 kilometres from the coast of Sriharikota,” the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement. “About 10 kilometres from the coast of Sriharikota,” the statement read.

Who Is Vyommitra?

According to Mr. Singh, if this test is successful, it will pave the way for the first unmanned “Gaganyaan” trip and, eventually, a manned mission to outer space in low earth orbit. “Before the ultimate manned “Gaganyaan” mission, there will be a test flight next year, which will carry “Vyommitra,” the female robot astronaut,” he added. “Gaganyaan” is an acronym for the Indian space programme Gaganyaan.

It is anticipated that the Gaganyaan mission will be carried out in the latter half of the year following.


Leave a comment