The space mission was originally scheduled for 2021, however, the COVID-19 epidemic pushed back the launch date.
Gaganyaan, India’s first human spaceflight mission, is scheduled to launch in 2024, according to freshly appointed Union Minister Jitendra Singh. The government had scheduled the space voyage for 2021, but the COVID-19 epidemic caused the schedule to slip. The first test flight will be followed by a space-traveling humanoid robot with a female appearance. Four fighter pilots have been named by the Indian Air Force (IAF) as potential members of the mission’s crew.
Gaganyaan, India’s first human spaceflight mission, is anticipated to launch in 2024, according to a recent PTI article. Union Minister Jitendra Singh mentioned this. As was previously indicated, the administration had intended to begin the space mission this year, in 2021. Timelines were pushed back because of the widespread spread of COVID-19.
After the first test flight, Vyom Mitra, a humanoid robot that looks like a woman and can travel through space, will take off. Recall that the IAF has chosen four fighter pilots to serve as the mission’s crew. Their training took place in Russia.
The spacecraft will be launched to a height of 15 km, where the astronauts will model an abort situation. This will be carried out to guarantee the crew capsule’s parachute-assisted return to Earth.
The Gaganyaan crew capsule will travel to a higher altitude on the second orbital test flight. To improve the system, a similar abort scenario will happen once more.