Articles about Gaganyaan

The Gaganyann program was conceptualized by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It aims to explore the possibility of crewed spaceflight using an orbital spacecraft designed to carry three people. The Gaganyaan spacecraft is a low-Earth orbit craft that was scheduled to fly its first crewed mission in December 2021. Now, the mission has been deferred to no earlier than 2023. According to ISRO, the total development cost for the Gaganyaan program is approximately Rs. 9,023 crores. The uncrewed missions are for technology demonstration and reliability verification to study the performance of systems before a crewed flight. The new technologies required for the Gaganyaan program include a human-rated launch vehicle, crew escape systems, a habitable orbital module, life support systems, and crew selection and training. For the first crewed mission, pilots are selected from a pool of Indian Air Force test pilots. ISRO has said that after successful completion of the Gaganyaan program, the next step is to focus on achieving capability for sustained human presence in space. To this effect, the detailed proposals and modalities for a space station will be worked out in the future.

ISRO racing against time to launch Gaganyaan's uncrewed test flight

28 Jun 2021

Technology
ISRO racing against time to launch Gaganyaan's uncrewed test flight

The Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Gaganyaan program was formally announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address in August 2018.

India plans to have sustained human presence in space

15 Feb 2021

Technology
India plans to have sustained human presence in space

India plans to have a sustained human presence in space and is coming out with a policy framework and a long-term roadmap.

NewsBytes Briefing: There's some Chinese in my Koo, and more

11 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: There's some Chinese in my Koo, and more

A French hacker with a penchant for embarrassing Indian software endeavors claims to have found data breaches in the Koo app.

Gaganyaan crewed mission delayed; Will miss 75th Independence-Day deadline

11 Feb 2021

Technology
Gaganyaan crewed mission delayed; Will miss 75th Independence-Day deadline

India's ambitious space initiative Gaganyaan will launch its second unmanned mission sometime in 2022-23 as per a statement by Union Minister Jitendra Singh. The actual human spaceflight module will be launched at an unspecified time thereafter.

Meet Vyommitra, the robot that will go on Gaganyaan mission

22 Jan 2020

Technology
Meet Vyommitra, the robot that will go on Gaganyaan mission

In a matter of months, ISRO plans to conduct the first flight scheduled for its 'Gaganyaan' mission - the effort to send Indians into space.

Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

22 Jan 2020

India
Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

The four astronauts selected by ISRO for the highly-anticipated Gaganyaan mission - the project that aims to send three Indians into space in an Indian module - are heading to Russia for training.

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

01 Jan 2020

India
Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

08 Dec 2019

India
Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

Months after the Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission, the space agency has sought Rs. 75 crore from the Centre for the next phase, Chandrayaan-3.

Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

17 Jul 2019

India
Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the world's largest and most successful space agencies.

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

12 Jun 2019

India
Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

In a couple of months, the Indian Air Force will select 10 potential candidates for the country's first-ever manned space mission - the Gaganyaan.

ISRO, IAF to train vyomnauts for India's first-ever manned space-mission

01 Jun 2019

India
ISRO, IAF to train vyomnauts for India's first-ever manned space-mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to launch three Indian 'vyomnauts' into an Earth-bound orbit as part of the country's first-ever manned space mission.

Moments when a billion Indians feel the most patriotic

26 Jan 2019

India
Moments when a billion Indians feel the most patriotic

Every year, I cry when I see the Republic Day parade and I know I am not the only one. The fact that everyone in my office is playing patriotic songs is a testament to that.

ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

11 Jan 2019

India
ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

On Friday, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the space agency had set a target of sending Indian astronauts, including women, to space by December 2021, as part of its ambitious human spaceflight project, the Gaganyaan mission.

Cabinet approves Rs. 10,000cr for sending 3 Indians to space

28 Dec 2018

India
Cabinet approves Rs. 10,000cr for sending 3 Indians to space

On Friday, the Union Cabinet approved Rs. 10,000cr for the ambitious 'Gaganyaan' mission to send three Indian astronauts to space in 2022.

Gaganyaan: ISRO plans 10 experiments in space ahead of mission

12 Nov 2018

India
Gaganyaan: ISRO plans 10 experiments in space ahead of mission

While ISRO was already working towards the realization of the ambitious Gaganyaan mission to send Indian astronauts to space, the space agency has now drawn up a list of experiments to be conducted ahead of the mission.

After France, India could ink pact with Russia for 'Gaganyaan'

23 Sep 2018

India
After France, India could ink pact with Russia for 'Gaganyaan'

After an agreement with France, India is likely to ink a pact with Russia for sharing of expertise on ISRO's ambitious human space mission project 'Gaganyaan'.

Gaganyaan mission: IAF to assist ISRO in astronaut training

15 Sep 2018

India
Gaganyaan mission: IAF to assist ISRO in astronaut training

Since PM Modi announced plans to send Indian astronauts to space by 2022, ISRO has been frantically trying to make requisite arrangements for its landmark Gaganyaan mission.

Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

07 Sep 2018

India
Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

On August 15, PM Narendra Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send its astronauts to space by 2022.

India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

06 Sep 2018

India
India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

India and France today announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO's first manned mission announced by PM Narendra Modi on Independence Day.

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

29 Aug 2018

India
Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.