Gaganyaan's first test flight: 5 important things to know

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 17, 2023

ISRO's Mission Gaganyaan scheduled for Oct 21

ISRO made an announcement about Mission Gaganyaan and said that the first test flight of an unmanned crew will take place on October 21.

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What is the Gaganyaan project?

Gaganyaan is a project to show ISRO's human spaceflight capability by launching 3 astronauts to outer space on a 3-day mission by end of 2024.

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What is the total cost of the Mission Gaganyaan?

According to ISRO, the total cost of the Gaganyaan programme is ₹9,023 crores.

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What is the purpose of the unmanned crew mission?

The unmanned mission is taking place for technology demonstration, safety and reliability verification before undertaking a manned mission.

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What are the objectives of the Gaganyaan programme?

The objective of this programme is to check the indigenous capability to undertake human space flight missions to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

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Is this the only test mission for Gaganyaan?

After October 21's D1 test mission, there will be three additional test missions, namely D2, D3, and D4.

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