3 Indians Will Reach Space in 2022; Gaganyaan Will Be India’s 1st Manned Space Flight!
PM Modi had promised that Indian tricolor will be hoisted in Space before 2022.
Sometime before 2022, three Indians will reach space via GaganYaan, which has been described as India’s 1st manned space flight.
This is one of the proudest moments for India’s space history.
GaganYaan’s 1st Flight Confirmed!
Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh has announced the program to send three Indian in Space, before 2022.
Gaganyaan, which will be launched via GSLV Mk III, is a three-stage heavy-lift launch vehicle, and it will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km.
The three Indian astronauts who will be sent to space will remain there for a week and then return back.
The total cost of the project will be less than Rs 10,000 crore.
As per the Minister, the first unmanned flight from Gaganyaan will take place within 30 months, and the manned space flight, India’s first will happen before 2022.
What Is Gaganyaan?
The vision and promise of Gaganyaan were made by PM Modi during Independence Day speech this year. PM Modi has promised the nation that by 2022, Indian tricolor will be hosted in the space.
And now, the promise will be fulfilled.
The Minster informed, “The mission will make India the fourth nation in the world to launch a Human Spaceflight Mission,”
The 3.7-tonne capsule is largely autonomous and has been designed to carry three people.
As per the initial information, it will orbit the Earth at 400 km (250 mi) altitude for 7 days.
How Will The Mission Operate?
Within 16 minutes of the launch from Sriharikota, Gaganyaan will place the three Indians at low-earth orbit and will remain there, orbiting the Earth for 7 days.
After which, it will “splashdown in the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast”.
While the journey upwards will take 16 minutes, the journey down will take 36 minutes.
Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Sivan said, “The module will be the size of a small cubicle (3.4 m diameter.”
As per ISRO, this whole Gaganyaan mission will provide employment to 15,000 people.
Crew members will be jointly selected from Air Force and ISRO, and they will be trained for 2-3 years. Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to go to space will be also consulted for this mission.
We will keep you updated, as receive more updates.