ISRO successfully completes Gaganyaan low altitude escape motor static test
According to ISRO, Crew Escape System takes away the Crew module in case of eventuality and rescues the astronauts
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday achieved an important milestone in the Gaganyaan project by successfully test-firing the Low Altitude Escape Motor of the Crew Escape System (CES), from Sriharikota.
Separately, ISRO launched the virtual space museum 'SPARK' on Wednesday on account of India's 75 years of Independence. The virtual space museum 'SPARK' was launched by ISRO Chairman S Somanath.
"The platform hosts several documents, images & videos related to ISRO launch vehicles, satellites and scientific missions," the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency said in a statement. Somanath, who is also Secretary in the Department of Space, and Directors of various ISRO centres appreciated the initiative taken and suggested more "non-sensitive" digital content to be brought on this platform for use by different stakeholders, it said. "The beta version of the application can be accessed through the ISRO website or at https:pacepark.isro.gov.in," the space agency said.
What is ISRO's Gaganyaan programme?
The Gaganyaan Programme envisages undertaking the demonstration of human spaceflight to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in the short term. The programme will lay the foundation for a sustained Indian human space exploration programme in the long run.
The objective of the Gaganyaan programme is to demonstrate the indigenous capability to undertake human space flight missions to LEO.
As part of this programme, two unmanned missions and one manned mission are approved by the Government of India (GoI).
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