Gaganyaan: Centre approves Rs 10,000 crore for human space mission
BENGALURU: The Union Cabinet on Friday approved Rs 10,000 crore budget for the proposed human spaceflight mission (Gaganyaan), which envisages to send astronauts to space by 2022.
"The Union Cabinet has approved the Gaganyaan project under which a three-member crew will be sent to space for at least seven days," Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced at a press conference today.
印度联合部长Ravi Shankar Prasad在今天的新闻发布会上宣布，联合内阁已经批准了Gaganyaan任务，三名成员组成的机组人员将被送往太空执行至少7天的航天任务。
The ambitious project wasfirst announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, as part of his independence from the ramparts of Red Fort and the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has since upped the ante for its implementation.
As TOI had reported earlier, Isro has kick-started the process of sing experiments that could be performed in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO), where it will send Indian astronauts (Gaganauts).
From testing medical equipment in space to micro-biological experiments such as biological air filters and biosensors, and from life support and biomedical waste management to mon oring toc gases, Isro is looking at a pool of at least 10 experiments.
“While we have indicated 10 areas that we are interested in, we won’t be restricting experiments to just these areas. Also, we will be getting specific experiments in these areas from various institutions across India,” one Isro offi al said.
Isro has also offi ally announced opportunities for LEO-based microgravity experiments.
“As Isro is planning a human spaceflight mission, it seeks input from national scientific community to conduct experiments in microgravity platform in LEO,” Isro has said.
Isro is working on multiple technologies for the project and its chairman K Sivan has been confident of sending humans to space by 2022.
As part of the plan, Isro plans two unmanned flights testing all the sy ems in 2020 and 2021, Sivan has said, even as work on making the sy em human rated in ongoing.
The process for astronaut sion is yet to kick off. And, for this Isro will work with the Indian Air Force (IAF), whose agency—Institute of Aerospace Medicine—will be responsible for sing the astronauts.
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Jolly - 1 hour ago -Follow
send gandi family in that rocket in to space with limited fuel
Mayank - 1 hour ago -Follow
wow....that is called the l..go India
Dean - traveller - 1 hour ago -Follow
him honge "KAMYAB". we have full fa th on Indian scientists and able leadership of NaMo.
Ramesh Baliga - 1 hour ago -Follow
How about funds for sending Pappu to Venus? Now he has the Escape Velocity
Shankarnarayan Sarma - Ghaziabad(UP) - 1 hour ago -Follow
Shortly say our Space programme getting a boost in the ND re gie headed by Modi. No doubt they will make the Gayanyaan victorious.
Abhishek Gupta - 1 hour ago -Follow
Eagerly waiting for the day when one of our brother or sister enters space.... Jai hind
Indian - India - 1 hour ago -Follow
Best of luck to Gaganyaan n ISRO. Most important who will be the three lucky Indians who board Gaganyaan for.seven days life changing experience forever. Jai Hind
B subrnian - 1 hour ago -Follow
India is doing wonderfully well in successfully launching space missions one after another. Kudos and best wishes to Team India. Keep it up...for us sky is the limit, literally!!
Deepali Tibrewal Agrawal - 1 hour ago -Follow
Way to go, India under the leadership of shri Narendra Modi is achieving new feats every passing day