MISSION GAGANYAAN: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is on its way to progress with the new Gaganyaan Plan which is reportedly Rs. 10000 crore plan. With this new space mission, ISRO will be sending one Indian to the Moon by 2022. Our Prime Minister introduced this plan on the day of our 72nd Independence Day.
There are some important facts that you should know about Mission Gaganyaan. They are listed below:
1. After the successful completion of the mission Gaganyaan, India will the fourth country after America, Russia, and China to send a human being on Moon.
2. The size of the rocket sent in the space will be smaller than other space crafts but said to be bigger than the US Gemini spacecraft.
3. The crewed mission in the space will cost up to $124 billion and a time period of about 7 years in space.
4. The spacecraft that will be used in the Gaganyaan mission by ISRO will have various features regarding life control and environmental control that includes, Abort mission, emergency exits etc.
5. Bengaluru based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) created the first module for the mission and the test or experimental flight of the spacecraft was done in the year 2014 in the month of December.
6. In between the mission or say during the mission, the spacecraft will release a 3.7tonne capsule that will circulate the circumference of Earth from the distance of 400 kilometers for 7 days of duration while there will be 3 members of the crew will be on board.
7. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III), which is considered to be ISRO’s biggest rocket will carry the spacecraft that will be used in the Ganyagan mission and will send it to the orbit.
8. Rakesh Sharma, who is the former spacecraft pilot and the first Indian to travel into space said, “The ambitious mission is a ‘coming of age’ and a ‘natural corollary’ of every space programme.”
9. Gaganyan is the third biggest space mission after Chandrayan and Mangalayaan.
10. Regarding this mission, a highly-skilled training will be done in Bengaluru to train the astronauts.