India successfully conducts first test flight of its future manned mission to space

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman S. Somanath said, “We are very happy to announce the success of this mission.

India successfully conducts first test flight of its future manned mission to spaceSrihariFE/EPA/Idris Mohd

India successfully carried out the first test flight of its Gaganyaan space mission on Saturday, helping the Asian nation aim to send its first human into space by 2024 and helping test the escape system used by astronauts in an emergency. .

“We are very happy to announce the success of the mission. The objective was to demonstrate the crew escape system. The vehicle went slightly above the speed of sound before launch,” the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief said. ) S. Somanath from Control Center after completion of test.

The ship was scheduled to take off at 8:00 am local time (2:30 GMT) from the hub of Sriharikota in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, but was finally delayed by two hours due to an undisclosed reason by ISRO. Publicly, he declared that he was correctly identified before publication.

The probe rose for about two minutes, propelled by two large rockets, until a small capsule that the astronauts were to travel into the future ejected, and with the help of three large parachutes, it began its slow descent for eight minutes. Landing in the sea.

It was the first test flight of the Gaganyaan space mission, which was intended to demonstrate India’s capability for human spaceflight.

Kaganyan has a budget of more than $1.08 billion and plans to send a three-member crew into a 400-km orbit for a three-day mission, after which they will return to Earth, the first such operation in 2024. media.

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In addition to this mission, which they hope will serve as a precursor to larger manned missions, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week communicated the space map the Asian country will have in the coming years, which also highlights sending people into space. The first astronaut to the Moon in 2040, the construction of a space station in 2035 and new missions to neighboring planets Venus and Mars.

This new Asian country’s ambitions in space followed the successful launch and landing of the unmanned space probe Chandrayaan-3, making India the first country to successfully land a part of a satellite on the South Pole of the Moon. Not explored from the surface.

In addition, India launched its first mission to study the Sun, Aditya-L1 (Sun, in Sanskrit).

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