ISRO gearing up for India’s maiden manned space mission

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Virendra Singh Rawat
Lucknow / Jan 12, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is setting up a command centre for the country’s first manned space mission flight ‘Gaganyaan’.

 

Human Space Flight Centre will be the lead hub for the overall management and realization of Gaganyaan, ISRO chairman K Sivan has said. The mission will be capable of carrying three Indian astronauts, who would orbit the Earth for seven days.

 

Yesterday, Sivan had interacted with over hundred media persons from all over India in a media conference at ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru. He highlighted ISRO’s achievements in 2018 related to launch vehicles, satellites and their applications towards nation building.

 

He also briefed about the challenging missions envisaged in 2019, including Chandrayaan-2 mission. Several new technologies such as Small Satellite Launch Vehicle, Reusable Launch Vehicle and in-flight connectivity (with launch of GSAT-20) are planned to be demonstrated this year.

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