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IndiaIndia Targets To Send Astronauts To Space By December 2021: ISRO Chief

11:55  11 january  2019
11:55  11 january  2019 Source:   ndtv.com

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India News: Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Sivan K on Wednesday said that the Conceding to these, Sivan also said that no decision pertaining to the number of astronauts Given that this is the first time Isro is attempting to send humans to space , the number of Gaganauts and

The Indian Human Spaceflight Programme (HSP) was created by the Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) to develop the technology needed to launch crewed orbital spacecraft into low

India's target for sending astronauts to space is December 2021, the chief of ISRO said today. The ambitious Gaganyaan project by the space agency will help India become the fourth nation to independently send humans to space. The announcement of the Gaganyaan project was first made last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day when he said "a son or daughter of India will go to space" by 2022.

India Targets To Send Astronauts To Space By December 2021: ISRO Chief

"The initial training for Gaganyaan will be done in India and advanced training maybe in Russia. Women astronauts will be there on the team. That's our aim," ISRO chief K Sivan said.

Last month, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had announced that three Indian astronauts will be sent to space for up to seven days by 2022 as part of Gaganyaan. The cabinet has cleared of Rs. 10,000 crore for the programme.

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ISRO set to send humans into space by Dec 2021 ; calls for increase private participation. “We’ve set a target of December 2021 for the launch of HSP so that we have some margin in case there are glitches to still meet the prime minister’s deadline of 2022,” Sivan was quoted by the Times of India as

SRIHARIKOTA (AP): The Indian Space Research Organisation has set a ' target ' of achieving the country's ambitious manned mission to space by 2021 , with the Later talking to reporters, the ISRO Chairman said the space agency was planning to have two unmanned missions before the human

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ISRO hopes to deploy its biggest rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III), to send the astronauts into space from the Sriharikota space port in Andhra Pradesh.

The astronauts will be called "Vyomnauts" since "Vyom" in Sanskrit means space.

India has inked agreements with Russia and France for assistance in Gaganyaan.

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