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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, the first Test Vehicle mission, for the validation of crew escape system for Gaganyaan, the maiden human space flight mission of India is planned in August/September 2023


Static tests of all Crew Escape System motors have been completed as also Ground testing of Crew Module Propulsion system is completed and Training of crew (Astronauts) is nearing completion: Dr Jitendra Singh

Posted On: 03 AUG 2023 4:36PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said, the first Test Vehicle mission, for the validation of crew escape system for Gaganyaan, the maiden human space flight mission of India is planned in August/September 2023.

In a statement laid on the table of the Rajya Sabha, Dr Jitendra Singh informed that all subsystems pertaining to Test Vehicle TV-D1 mission have been realized and the Crew module integration is completed. He also added that Static tests of all Crew Escape System motors have been completed as also Ground testing of Crew Module Propulsion system is completed. Training of crew (Astronauts) is nearing completion.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, the objective of the Gaganyaan mission is to demonstrate the capability of conducting human space flight mission to Low Earth orbit (LEO) on-board Indian Launch vehicle. The Orbital module consists of a Crew module and a Service module. Crew module, which is a pressurized module, acts as living quarters for the crew. The orbital module will be positioned in ~400 km circular orbit around earth for 1 to 3 days & the Crew module will return back at the designated location in sea.

The other progress made for Gaganyaan programme is as follows:

  1. 2nd Crew Module sub-assembly identified for uncrewed mission is completed and delivered by industry.
  2. Orbital module preparation facility construction completed. Facility has been commissioned for integration activities of Test vehicle mission. Launch pad augmentation works for Gaganyaan are underway.
  3. Recovery training plan by ISRO and Indian Navy & recovery training program commenced at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam.
  4. The delivery of human centric products for crew training commenced from various national labs. Testing of human centric products is underway.

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