Gaganyaan Mission : ISRO to send Indian into space by 2022

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ISRO carried out a major technology demonstration today, the first in a series of tests to qualify a Crew Escape System, which is a critical technology relevant for human spaceflight. The Crew Escape System is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort. The first test (Pad Abort Test) demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency at the launch pad.

After a smooth countdown of 5 hours, the Crew Escape System along with the simulated crew module with a mass of 12.6 tonnes, lifted off at 07.00 AM (IST) at the opening of the launch window from its pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota today. The test was over in 259 seconds, during which the Crew Escape System along with crew module soared skyward, then arced out over the Bay of Bengal and floated back to Earth under its parachutes about 2.9 km from Sriharikota.

The crew module reached an altitude of nearly 2.7 km under the power of its seven specifically designed quick acting solid motors to take away the crew module to a safe distance without exceeding the safe g-levels. Nearly 300 sensors recorded various mission performance parameters during the test flight. Three recovery boats are being exercised to retrieve the module as part of the recovery protocol.

Successful flight testing of Crew Escape System - Technology Demonstrator
 

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lets not get politics into this guys - this is a moment every Indian should be proud of. Lets all agree that no matter which govt was at the center/state, ISRO has been allowed to function and reach great heights (quite literally).
compare this to our neighbors who screwed it up completely. now we have created a niche market for low cost satellite launches.
 

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SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TESTING OF CREW ESCAPE SYSTEM - TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR - ISRO

Jul 05, 2018

SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TESTING OF CREW ESCAPE SYSTEM - TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR
ISRO carried out a major technology demonstration today (July 05, 2018), the first in a series of tests to qualify a Crew Escape System, which is a critical technology relevant for human spaceflight. The Crew Escape System is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort. The first test (Pad Abort Test) demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency at the launch pad.

After a smooth countdown of 5 hours, the Crew Escape System along with the simulated crew module with a mass of 12.6 tonnes, lifted off at 07.00 AM (IST) at the opening of the launch window from its pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota today. The test was over in 259 seconds, during which the Crew Escape System along with crew module soared skyward, then arced out over the Bay of Bengal and floated back to Earth under its parachutes about 2.9 km from Sriharikota.

The crew module reached an altitude of nearly 2.7 km under the power of its seven specifically designed quick acting solid motors to take away the crew module to a safe distance without exceeding the safe g-levels. Nearly 300 sensors recorded various mission performance parameters during the test flight. Three recovery boats are being exercised to retrieve the module as part of the recovery protocol.





Link of ISRO 's Offcial Media release has been provided in NASA spaceflight.com
 

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The ISRO Chairman, however, admitted that the space agency was "not close" to a human spaceflight yet. Technologies that will help in sending an Indian astronaut
to space - like human crew module and environment control and life support system - have already been developed, ISRO chairman K Sivan said today.

Prior to the actual launch by 2022, the Indian Space Research Organisation will have two unmanned missions and spacecraft will be fired using Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III, Sivan said.

"We have already developed the technology like human crew module, environment control and life support system. Before undertaking the launch, we will have two unmanned missions. We will use GLSV Mark-III for this project," Sivan told PTI.

His remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his Independence Day address that India will attempt a manned mission into space by 2022 on board 'Gaganyaan'.

If successful, India would be the fourth nation to achieve that feat.

Rakesh Sharma, a former IAF pilot, was the first Indian to travel to space. Sharma was a part of Soviet Union's Soyuz T-11 expedition, launched on April 2, 1984, as part of the Intercosmos programme.


Indian-born Kalpana Chawla and Indian-origin Sunita Williams are among the known names to have gone to the space.

Chawla was one of the seven crew members who perished in the space shuttle Columbia's disaster during its re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.

In December 2014, he announced India will launch SAARC satellite as a "gift" to its neighbours.

The satellite, later rechristened South Asian satellite, was launched in May 2017.

K Radhakrishnan, former ISRO chairman under whose leadership the Mangalyaan mission was launched in 2013, termed the announcement of Gaganyaan mission a "turning point" for ISRO.

ISRO is known for its space programme, focus on projects that matter to the day-day lives of people.

However of late, it has launched missions like Chandrayaan-1 (moon mission) and Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) that has aroused tremendous interest among people.

It will launch Chandrayaan-2, which will land a rover on the moon, next year.
 

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Need to keep track of this. It would pave way for many technologies that would find their use in Military applications.
 
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why do you watch such programs? I can do better. I can film people shitting along railway tracks and send you if you love shit so much.
to see if they have changed...actually they were pretty muted today. And Pallav Bagla in his boorishly honest comments said on BBC..'You might say 1.2 Billion is a lot of money but there is one Indian billionaire called Vijay Mallya who has stolen billions and run away to London...' The BBC presenter was embarassed as hell...it was worth watching :LOL::ROFLMAO:
 

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After a longtime I have liked your comment. The Christian world has not changed. They looted Pagan world and now they have Swiss banks and laws to shield financial fugitives or LOOTERS. And yet they claim Christ was for mankind and poor like that lady called Mother Teresa.
 
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After a longtime I have liked your comment. The Christian world has not changed. They looted Pagan world and now they have Swiss banks and laws to shield financial fugitives or LOOTERS. And yet they claim Christ was for mankind and poor like that lady called Mother Teresa.
I never link any of this to history or religion. Human behavior, especially in the west, is largely led by current concerns. The way I look at it Briatin, still trying to remain relevant in the world tries to portray a 'me better than you' in all their narratives. This stuff is just an expression of that. Most people forget history after their exams. It is barely living reality for them except as a vague idea.
 

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With human space flight, India to push frontiers

ISRO chief says most of the critical technologies are ready
Gaganyaan, the human space flight Programme green-flagged and set for 2022 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is highly doable, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation K. Sivan said here soon after it was announced on Wednesday.

V.R. Lalithambika, a specialist in advanced launcher technologies, will helm the project as Director of the Human Space Flight Project.



The mission is estimated at ₹9000 crore. Most of the critical technologies and hardware required for the project are ready or have been demonstrated by its centres. ISRO would now stitch them up into a complete project and present a comprehensive project report to get a formal approval of the government, Dr. Sivan said. “We have tested the necessary critical technologies required for the Human Space Flight Programme (HSP) and are confident of achieving it as stated by the Prime Minister,” he said.

“We will now speed up the paper work and submit a project report for formal approval. We may immediately need around ₹ 2,000 crore for enhancing infrastructure and technologies at two or three centres and we will be asking for this amount,” he told The Hindu.

Describing it more as a national mission than ISRO’s alone, Dr. Sivan, who is Secretary, Department of Space, said it would be the pride of India. It would raise scientific and technological temper across the country and inspire youngsters. “We are excited by this announcement. It is a gift to the nation and we feel proud. It actually energises us across our centres. We do not feel intimidated or tense. We have seen many challenges in our work,” Dr. Sivan said.

When it achieves the mission, India would be the fourth nation to circle Earth after the Soviets, the Americans and the Chinese. In 1984, India’s first astronaut Wing Commander (retd.) Rakesh Sharma orbited Earth as part of a Soviet mission.


A 15-year-old space dream coming true

ISRO revealed the first germ of an HSP in November 2004 and got incremental funds for supporting projects over the next few years. It could not go ahead mainly because the GSLV MarkIII vehicle was not ready until last year. ISRO has also met most of its regular needs. Dr. Sivan said, “In the last few years, we did a lot of groundwork as part of R&D at our centres. We have developed most of the critical technologies needed for a human mission. We demonstrated the flight of a crew module and its re-entry in 2014. On July 5 this year, we conducted an experiment for emergency escape of astronauts called the Pad Abort Test. It will be repeated at higher distances. The rest of the technologies are getting ready and will be realised in time.”

Before his elevation in January this year, Dr Sivan was the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre that handled most of the HSP activities.

The most critical elements of the human mission are the Environment Control and Life Support Systems that make the crew capsule liveable and the flight safe for the astronauts. Food and hygiene are other aspects. These technologies are getting ready while space suits are being developed at ISRO, he said.

Facilities are being added or upgraded at a few centres that work on the HSP. The spacecraft will be monitored 24/7 from the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Centre in Peenya. A new dedicated control centre for HSP would be set up at ISTRAC. It must be tracked globally through ISRO stations or of other countries.

The launchpad at the Sriharikota spaceport, the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, would be enhanced for the human mission. The Space Applications Centre which makes electronic devices and instruments for ISRO missions will also get refurbished.

While formal agreements are not yet in place, ISRO will collaborate with the Indian Air Force and its Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bengaluru, to train astronauts. Various defence labs will be tapped for crew support systems.

Much of the work related to ramping up of infrastructure and supply of hardware would be outsourced to industry in a major way and academia would be involved.
 

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I never link any of this to history or religion. Human behavior, especially in the west, is largely led by current concerns. The way I look at it Briatin, still trying to remain relevant in the world tries to portray a 'me better than you' in all their narratives. This stuff is just an expression of that. Most people forget history after their exams. It is barely living reality for them except as a vague idea.
Absolutely agree with your comment ...this is happening to mainly with British people
 

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I never link any of this to history or religion. Human behavior, especially in the west, is largely led by current concerns. The way I look at it Briatin, still trying to remain relevant in the world tries to portray a 'me better than you' in all their narratives. This stuff is just an expression of that. Most people forget history after their exams. It is barely living reality for them except as a vague idea.
Not just British but Raga too. Ironical to see you supporting one while condemning other. :LOL:
 

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I never link any of this to history or religion. Human behavior, especially in the west, is largely led by current concerns. The way I look at it Briatin, still trying to remain relevant in the world tries to portray a 'me better than you' in all their narratives. This stuff is just an expression of that. Most people forget history after their exams. It is barely living reality for them except as a vague idea.
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Great way to put it, Brits are just trying to stay relevant. Sometimes just by acting like the 51st state of the United States of America.
 

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They edited out Pallav Bagla's comments in subsequent telecasts. @Amal ; @BMD

Hypocrisy is still an abiding Brit institution & golden tradition , practised since generations , with a hoary past and a not so bright future , but nonetheless practised , out of sheer force of habit , one presumes. Any talk of racism , green eyed monsters , etc as providing the impetus for such behaviour , are to be casually dismissed with the contempt it deserves .
Mr. Pallava Bagla has uploaded that unedited video on his youtube channel, the Mallya talk starts from 05:15 mark: