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India's maiden human space flight likely in 2025, send humans to moon by 2040

Indian Space Station to be set up by 2035. India to send Man to Moon by 2040. India to undertake missions to Venus and Mars

The preparations for the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1) is underway as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is about to commence unmanned flight tests for the Gaganyaan Mission, in Sriharikota. (ANI Photo) (ISRO Twitter)Premium
The preparations for the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1) is underway as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is about to commence unmanned flight tests for the Gaganyaan Mission, in Sriharikota. (ANI Photo) (ISRO Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to assess progress of India’s Gaganyaan Mission and to outline the future of India’s space exploration endeavours.

The Department of Space presented a comprehensive overview of the Gaganyaan Mission, including various technologies developed so far such as human-rated launch vehicles and system qualification. It was noted that around 20 major tests, including 3 uncrewed missions of the Human Rated Launch Vehicle (HLVM3) are planned. First demonstration flight of the Crew Escape System Test Vehicle is scheduled on 21 October. The meeting evaluated the mission’s readiness, affirming its launch in 2025.

Building on the success of the Indian space initiatives, including the recent Chandrayan-3 and Aditya L1 Missions, Prime Minister directed that India should now aim for new and ambitious goals, including setting up ‘Bharatiya Antariksha Station’ (Indian Space Station) by 2035 and sending first Indian to the Moon by 2040.

To realize this Vision, the Department of Space will develop a roadmap for Moon exploration. This will encompass a series of Chandrayaan missions, the development of a Next Generation Launch Vehicle (NGLV), construction of a new launch pad, setting up human-centric Laboratories and associated technologies.

Prime Minister also called upon Indian scientists to work towards interplanetary missions that would include a Venus Orbiter Mission and a Mars Lander.

Prime Minister Modi expressed confidence in India’s capabilities and affirmed the nation's commitment to scaling new heights in space exploration.

 

Gaganyaan mission's readiness reviewed by PM Modi

ISRO is all set for the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission a key part of its ambitious human space mission Gaganyaan, between 7 am and 9 am this Saturday.

This flight will simulate the abort condition during the ascent trajectory. Crew escape systems with crude modules will be separated from the test vehicle at an altitude of about 17 km. Subsequently, the abort sequence will be executed autonomously commencing with the separation of crew escape systems and deployment of the series of parachutes, finally culminating in the safe touchdown of crew module in the sea, about 10 km from the coast of Sriharikota.

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Published: 17 Oct 2023, 02:16 PM IST
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