The Union Cabinet on Friday 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 said.
Followings are the important pointers for Gaganyaan project.
- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has inked agreements with Russia and France for assistance in Gaganyaan.
- It plans to deploy the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III).
-The project will cost Rs 10,000 crore.
-ISRO has been working towards a human space flight for close to 15 year.
-The mission will be undertaken by 2022.
-The crew module weighing around 7 tonnes will be launched for this project.
-As per the plan, ISRO plans two unmanned flights testing all the systems in 2020 and 2021,
-The process for selecting astronaut is yet to kick off. It will have to train its astronauts in a foreign centre.
-ISRO will work with the Institute of Aerospace Medicine who will be responsible for selecting astronauts for this mission.