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TechnologyIndia plans manned space mission by December 2021

14:31  11 january  2019
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On December 28, 2018, the Indian Union cabinet approved the funding for Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) human spaceflight programme, under which a three-member crew will be sent to space 2021 - December . ^ "IAF developing parameters for India 's manned space mission ".

India News: Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Sivan K on Wednesday said that the space agency has set itself a target of December 2021 for Isro has set itself a target of December 2021 for the launch of the human spaceflight programme. The agency will also have to develop other

India plans manned space mission by December 2021© Provided by AFP Space agency chief Kailasavadivoo Sivan says India will send its first manned mission to space by December 2021

India will send its first manned mission into space by December 2021, the head of the country's space agency said on Friday.

The three-person mission would make the Asian giant the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to put people in space.

"We are planning to have the first unmanned mission by December 2020, the second by July 2021, and the manned mission by December 2021," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said in Bangalore.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) The ISRO also has set a ‘target’ of achieving the country’s ambitious manned mission to space by “The first unmanned mission of Gaganyaan team we are planning for December 2020, to have the first human in space mission by December 2021 .

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the country will attempt to launch its first manned space mission by 2022. India would be the fourth country to put a human in space using its own national space programme if it succeeds. Russia, the United States, and China are the only countries

Plans for a manned mission were first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, and his government has since approved around $1.4 billion to provide technology and infrastructure.

The sum would make it one of the cheapest manned space programmes in the world.

Modi, up for re-election this year, has hailed the national space programme as a prestige project and said that both men and women could be selected for the mission.

India has already invested heavily in its space programme in the past decade.

New Delhi is competing with other international players for a greater share of the satellite market, and hopes its low-cost space programme will give it an edge.

India plans manned space mission by December 2021© Provided by AFP At $1.4 billion, India's manned space programme would be one of the cheapest in the world

It sent an orbiter to Mars in 2013 which is still operational and last year launched a record 104 satellites in one blast-off.

China put its first humans into space in 2003 but its Shenzhou programme cost more than $2.3 billion.

Experts say the United States spent the equivalent of about $110 billion at current values on preparatory flights and the mission to put the first man on the moon in 1969.

The ISRO chief said they had planned 32 missions in 2019 with a budget of around $4.2 billion.

Indian Air Force pilot Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to go into space, flying on a Russian mission in 1984.

India opens its first center for human spaceflight.
Crewed spaceflight is still limited to a handful of countries, but India is close to changing that. The Indian Space Research Organization has formally opened its first facility devoted to human spaceflight. The appropriately titled Human Space Flight Centre in Bengaluru will be responsible for key aspects of Gaganyaan, the country's crewed orbital vehicle (shown in replica form above). The location will develop crew survival systems, train crew members, plan missions and "pursue activities" for sustained flights. There's a lot of work left to do.

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