On February 24, the Indian Space Research and Development Organization (ISRO) received a test space module for the crew (SCM) in order to test technologies for the upcoming Gaganyaan mission. The crew module was developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) and implemented by Hyderabad-based Manjira Machine Builders Pvt Ltd.
“This unpressurised Crew module simulates the shape, outer mold line and interfaces of major systems like parachute systems & pyros of the Crewed mission configuration. The SCM will be used in test Vehicle missions to validate crew escape system and other subsystems,” ISRO said in a statement.
According to the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, ISRO will launch two Gaganyaan missions without a crew this year before launching a full-fledged manned flight, which will take place no earlier than the end of 2024.
The second mission under the Gaganyaan program will be launched with a female humanoid robot VyomMitra. It is used to collect data on space flights.
“This is to verify that humans can be sent and brought back safely. The said process will be completed with these two missions and next year, Indians will be sent to Space,” the minister said.
According to Republicworld.
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