Published on: December 16, 2022



Why in news? NASA keen on sharing its expertise with ISRO for Gaganyaan with bi-annual meet between the two space agencies


About Gaganyaan 

  • It is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft intended to be the formative spacecraft of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.
  • Designed to carry three people, and a planned upgraded version will be equipped with rendezvous and docking capability.
  • Manufacturer
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  • Indian Space Research Organisation
  • 5.3 metric tonnes capsule will orbit the Earth at 400 km altitude for up to seven days with a two or three-person crew on board.
  • ISRO undertook an uncrewed test launch of the vehicle aboard the GSLV Mark III
  • Power: Photovoltaic array
  • Regime: Low Earth orbit
  • Design life: 7 days
  • ISRO’s Human Space Flight Centre and Glavcosmos, subsidiary of the Russian state corporation Roscosmos, signed an agreement for cooperation in the selection, support, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts.
  • Service module is powered by liquid propellant engines.
  • Vyommitra: Female-looking robot who will accompany the other astronauts in the mission.