Gaganyaan launch delayed: Manned mission now in ‘fourth quarter of 2024’ | India News

Gaganyaan launch delayed: Manned mission now in ‘fourth quarter of 2024’ | India News
Gaganyaan launch delayed: Manned mission now in ‘fourth quarter of 2024’ | India News

NEW DELHI: The deadline for the launch of India’s first human flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’ has once more been pushed. The Centre has knowledgeable that the brand new launch timeline for the ultimate manned mission has been shifted to the “fourth quarter of 2024”.
Union house minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday knowledgeable the Lok Sabha in a written reply to a query on Wednesday that the uncrewed ‘G1’ mission is focused to be launched within the final quarter of 2023 adopted by the second uncrewed ‘G2’ mission within the second quarter of 2024, earlier than the ultimate human house flight ‘H1’ mission within the fourth quarter of 2024.
The Gaganyaan mission was initially scheduled for launch this yr to mark India’s seventy fifth yr of independence. However, it confronted a number of setbacks because of the Covid-19 pandemic and successive lockdowns. Last December, the house minister had mentioned the manned mission can be launched in 2023. The new timeline of the fourth quarter of 2024 will give Isro sufficient time to check and put together its techniques and gagannauts for the ultimate manned mission.
Singh mentioned in view of the paramount significance of crew security, the 2 check car (unmanned) missions have been deliberate to reveal the efficiency of crew escape system and parachute-based deceleration system for various flight situations. He mentioned the primary uncrewed flight is geared toward validating the efficiency of the human-rated launch car, orbital module propulsion system, mission administration, communication system and restoration operations. This G1 mission can even carry a humanoid as payload.
The minister mentioned the astronauts (gagannauts) designated for human house flight missions have been recognized and are at the moment present process their mission-specific coaching in Bengaluru. The first semester of gagannauts’ coaching has been accomplished whereby they’ve undergone course modules on theoretical fundamentals, house medication, launch automobiles, spacecraft system and floor help infrastructure.
Regular bodily health periods, aeromedical coaching and flying observe are additionally a part of the crew coaching. Corresponding analysis and evaluation actions have additionally been accomplished. The second semester of crew coaching is at the moment in progress.

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