India''s first human space-flight mission, Gaganyaan, is expected to arrive in 2024, according to Union Minister Jitendra Singh recently. The government had planned the space flight for 2021, but the schedule was delayed due to the COVID-19 epidemic. A female-looking humanoid robot will launch the first test-flight. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has identified four fighter pilots as the possibility crew for the human space-flight mission.
Gaganyaan, India''s maiden human space-flight mission, is expected to launch in 2024, according to Union Minister Jitendra Singh. The government had previously planned to launch the space-flight this year, in 2021. The schedule was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A female-looking spacefaring humanoid robot Vyom Mitra will be next on the first test-flight.
The IAF has named four fighter pilots as the crew for the next space-flight mission. They have been trained in Russia.
The spacecraft will be brought to an altitude of 15 kilometers, allowing space scientists to simulate an abort scenario. This will be done to ensure the return of a crew capsule to the Earth using parachutes.
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The Gaganyaan crew capsule will be transported to a higher altitude by the second orbital test flight. A similar abort scenario will be once again taken place to improve the system.